The price of gas in New Jersey has got Bayville drivers talking. It seems that Bayville folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve gas mileage.
First let’s start with how we drive in the Bayville area. Bayville auto owners may not realize that they can really save money on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of the biggest is jackrabbit starts – you know, flooring the gas as soon as the light turns green. That really wastes a lot of fuel. Building up your speed at a slower pace uses less fuel and is easier on your engine and drive train. And don’t drive with one foot on the brake. That’s also a drag on fuel economy, and it wears out your brakes faster too.
Another thing Bayville auto owners can do is drive slower – but only when it’s safe. Sometimes on the expressway we drive an extra five … ten . . . twenty … over the speed limit. We do it to save time, but it only saves a few minutes out of maybe an hour long drive, and we may use 10 to 15 % more gas. Just leave Bayville a little bit earlier, save some cash and arrive more relaxed.
Bayville car owners can also try and combine all of their errands for the day into just one trip, rather than several. If you can put off a trip today that can be combined with one tomorrow – you can save some time and bucks.
Using your cruise control can save bucks too. Driving in Bayville at a constant speed really improves MPG. Be sure to only use your cruise control in New Jersey under safe conditions – you can look in your owner’s manual for some essential good tips on using your cruise control.
Did you know that reducing the weight in your sedan saves gas? Clean out the trunk or back seat from time to time so that you are not paying to carry around a lot of stuff around Bayville you do not need in the car. If you live in New Jersey where there is snow and ice, clear it off your car. They add weight and mess with aerodynamics too.
Another tip is to avoid long idle times, which includes warming it up when you start. Modern engines do not require a long warm up to get going – just take it easy for a couple of miles.
Be sure to get a new gas cap if yours leaks or is worn.
Now, let’s start talking mechanical. Bottom line – the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in improved MPG before your next oil change – and will keep saving you bucks after that.
A clean, well-maintained fuel system really pays big dividends in MPG for Bayville motorists. A clogged fuel filter wastes gas. So does a dirty fuel system, grimy fuel injectors and plugged up PCV valves. A fuel system service decreases the gas you use, and increases the power – so Bayville motorists can’t go wrong with that.
Some of us Bayville auto owners ignore our Check Engine light. But fixing the problem that caused the light to come on will usually save some fuel as well. It may be a bad oxygen sensor that can really rob your fuel economy.
And, it may be time for a tune-up. Tune-ups should improve your fuel efficiency. Don’t overlook the critical routine maintenance items, like scheduled oil changes, transmission and cooling system service. Dirty or low fluids actually use more fuel. Just look at your auto manufacturer’a recommended service intervals in the owner’s manual, or ask your Bayville Auto Care service advisor for the schedule.
Don’t forget your tires. Under-inflated tires waste gas. And if your wheels are out of alignment you won’t get the fuel efficiency you need.
None of these things are very complicated or expensive for Bayville motorists to stay on top of. When you maintain your car properly, you save gas today, and prevent expensive repairs tomorrow.
We are a NAPA AutoCare Center in Bayville New Jersey, providing the following services:
24 Hour Towing
Tire Sales & Service
Replacement Car Battery
Oil Change & Lube
Belt & Hose Replacement
Vehicle Factory Maintenance
Air Conditioning System
Vehicle Preventative Maintenance
Diesel Service and Repair
Smog & Emissions Testing
Air Filter Replacement
Computer Diagnostic Testing
Brakes/Anti-lock Brake System
Manufacturer’s Scheduled Maintenance Service
NJ State Emission Inspection & Emission Repair Facility
Suspension and Shock Repair
Complete Diagnostic Services