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Despite being so appealing, this season comes with a few challenges for your car. Keep reading this post by Synthetic Oil Direct in Warminster to learn how to reduce fuel consumption with these suggestions.

One of the most reliable options to reduce fuel consumption is by giving it a seasonal synthetic oil change! Visit Synthetic Oil Direct in Warminster online store, or call (215) 834-8720  to get in touch with a certified AMSOIL dealer in your area

Modern Cars Consume Less Fuel

Manufacturing companies have improved this landscape by downsizing engines, and current diesel and gasoline vehicles present consumption numbers that could have been unimaginable just a few years ago. These companies have made engines and other components increasingly smaller while using fewer cylinders than previous models. For instance, not many brands without three-cylinder engines are left on the market, let alone those without modern advances with advanced management and combustion systems. These recent improvements enable favorable changes in a vehicle's fuel economy by complying with the expected regulations on polluting emissions. Besides, as users, drivers can save fuel by applying a series of driving tricks below, saving on gasoline relatively quickly, and even reaching consumption figures below the manufacturing brands themselves. Synthetic Oil Direct shares a few tricks to reduce your car's gasoline consumption in this post.

Improve Fuel Economy

Planning Your Trip Well

A well-laid trip will expedite the journey and get to your destination in the swiftest, most effortless, and safest way while saving fuel in the process. For instance, extending the one-hour trip by just ten minutes can cause an upsurge in gasoline or diesel intake of up to 14 percent.

Keeping Things Light

Increasing the tires' pressure levels when driving a heavily loaded vehicle would be best. Its level is usually indicated on the gas cap or the driver's door. If not, you can always go to a gas station if you need help. Plus, there's usually a list with the pressure levels of the vehicles according to the manufacturer and model. If your tires are not correctly inflated, the rolling resistance will increase, and your car will consume more fuel unnecessarily.

Cleaning Up and Carrying the Essentials in the Trunk

You must justify the importance and distribution of everything you'll be carrying with you. Driving with 200 pounds of excess weight onboard increases fuel consumption by 6 percent. If you use the car daily, it's suggested to review everything you store in your trunk and take home what you don't need. Don't use the warehouse car. It's an easy and practical way to spend less on gasoline and save a few dollars at the end of the month. Also, remember how dangerous it is to travel with cargo in the passenger compartment, primarily if it's not located correctly.

Basic maintenance steps, such as a synthetic oil change can be performed at home and can improve the performance of your vehicle. To find out more, speak with an expert on the subject by calling Synthetic Oil Direct in Warminster at (215) 834-8720 and see how a synthetic oil change can also reduce fuel consumption.

Starting the Vehicle

Start the car engine without stepping on the accelerator: in gasoline engines, you can start driving immediately after starting; on diesel engines, however, it would be best to wait a few seconds before moving. Use first gear only to start the vehicle. Shift into second gear after about 2 seconds and start driving slowly (12 miles/h in 5 seconds to save up to 11 percent fuel) and avoid sudden acceleration.

Keeping Your Speed Consistent to Save Gas

Keep the speed as uniform as possible, seek fluidity in traffic, and avoid braking, accelerating, and changing gear if not necessary. To decelerate, take your foot off the accelerator, and before applying the brake pedal, you can let the engine brake act first if the situation allows it. If you have to brake, do it gently and downshift as late as possible, paying particular attention to downhill slopes.

Air Conditioning or Open Windows: Which One Uses Less Gasoline?

Use the air conditioning when necessary. If not, the car will use a little more gasoline, especially if you drive at low speed. The compressor must enter the scene to allow the cold air in the passenger compartment, a device connected to the engine that is mainly responsible for keeping you cool in summer. The fact that it depends on the motor means that it has to work harder when you have the air conditioning on and, therefore, your vehicle consumes more gasoline or diesel by turning the AC on.

Buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and stop warming up your vehicle, with the help of AMSOIL’s synthetic oil formulas. To place an order or to find out more about the benefits of AMSOIL products, speak with a friendly expert on the topic by calling Synthetic Oil Direct in Warminster at (215) 834-8720 or visit the online store to learn about more products that could help you reduce fuel consumption.