Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Improve Winter Gas Mileage

Improve Winter Gas Mileage

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich.- Gas prices continue to climb higher and higher each day, so we're always looking for ways to make each tank of gas last longer. You may be already implementing fuel saving practices, but there are a few things you can do in the winter specifically to save fuel. Improve Winter Gas Mileage with these simple fuel saving tips!

First, take the extra weight out of your trunk. While carrying extra weight in your truck bed or trunk can help with traction, it wreaks havoc on your fuel efficiency! Getting rid of extra weight also means to always clear snow and ice from your vehicle which adds weight too.

Second, while driving, avoid resistance on the road. Snow on the road creates resistance which causes your vehicle to work harder and lower fuel economy. Even the lightest dusting of snow can create resistance. If you can, wait until the roads have been plowed, or follow in the tracks that have been already been created by other vehicles.

Lastly, you can improve your winter gas mileage by parking your car in the garage. Your vehicle will stay warmer while not in use, and won't have to work as hard to warm up. Even if you can't park in a garage, it only takes 30 seconds to warm your vehicle's engine sufficiently. You don't need to warm your car up 15 minutes in advance, it will warm up once you start driving.

Try out these tips to Improve Winter Gas Mileage to make your next tank of gas last a little longer. And remember, we have New Ford Trucks in the St. Clair Shores Area so if you need a reliable vehicle to get you through the winter, we can help! Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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