How to Save Gas in the Summer

August 2nd, 2021 by

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Curious about ways to save on gas during the summer months? Between air conditioning and longer road trips, you may notice that your fuel tank is emptying faster than usual. And while the new Cadillac lineup boasts a number of fuel-efficient models, there are some tips and tricks that you can employ to go further between fill-ups. Discover how to save gas in the summer with Atlantic Cadillac!

Ways to Save on Gas This Summer

Here are some ways to save on gas this summer.

Maintain a Steady Speed

According to Consumer Reports, increasing your speed above 55 mph as you drive throughout the Farmingdale area and beyond will steadily cut your fuel economy returns. Consumer Reports conducted real-life road tests with various models and discovered that driving at speeds of 75 mph may cause you to lose as much as 15 miles per gallon as compared to driving at 55 mph.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated

One of the most simple ways to save on gas this summer is to keep your tires properly inflated. The lower the tire pressure, the more your gas mileage will be affected.

Open the Windows

Rather than using air conditioning to stay cool, consider opening the windows. It’s well known that using your vehicle’s air conditioning reduces fuel economy.

Turn the Engine Off

Keeping the engine on when you’re not moving drains your fuel tank, especially if you have the air conditioning running. It’s best to turn your car off when you’re parked for any reason.

Keep Cargo Off the Roof

Unless it is absolutely necessary, refrain from carrying cargo on the roof of your car. Having items attached to your roof increases aerodynamic drag, which in turn causes the engine to work harder and burn more fuel as a result.

Stick to Your Maintenance Schedule

Regular oil changes, tire rotations, and other maintenance tasks ensure that you are able to drive as efficiently as possible in the Smithtown area. In fact, an engine lubricated by old, sludgy oil decreases fuel economy, so routine maintenance is certainly important. Schedule your next oil change with Atlantic Cadillac!

Get More Efficiency Tips from Atlantic Cadillac

The Atlantic Cadillac service team is here to help you drive as efficiently as possible around Melville! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about how to save gas in the summer.

 

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