How to Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient

Making our cars as fuel efficient as you can is just common sense. With the cost of everything rising, most of us will have to tighten our belts. Some of us may feel that we should get rid of our cars and rely on other forms of transport. This may not be necessary. By making our cars more economical in terms of performing the right kinds of changes and upgrades, you will save on gas and other areas of the car, like the oil, tires, and other wear and tear aspects. So, let's take a look at some ways you can make your car more economical:

Reduce the Weight

Every extra pound your car is carrying about with it is causing you to use more gas. You need to give your car a thorough declutter. Finally, get rid of the rubbish in your boot and backseats. Most of us have something in the pockets at the back of the seats too. You shod aim to have literally nothing in your car other than the bag you are taking with you. If you want to go further, then it may be an idea to remove the spare wheel and jack, if your car has them. And if you are really serious and don't need them, how about removing the backseats and passenger seats?

The Tires

Do you know that tire pressure is extremely important to running your car more efficiently? If oy are driving about with underinflated tires, then you will be wasting gas, as the car has to work harder to move the wheels along the road as road resistance is increased and thus, more gas is needed. Overinflated tires are dangerous as they are prone to skidding and increasing brake distance, and causing bald spots on your tires. Additionally, if all four of your tires have a different psi level, then your suspension is going to be out of kilter, and over time, this in-balance will affect the car's stability, and it will cost a lot of money to repair. Check the manual of your car and check what psi your tires need inflating too and regularly check them and fill them up.

Your Driving Style

One huge factor in wasting fuel and causing damage to the internal parts of your car is your own driving style. If you have an aggressive driving style, then you are going to be wasting a lot of gas by accelerating harshly and braking suddenly and forcefully. You are probably also going around corns too fast, causing damage to the tires and suspension. You may be wrestling the gear lever, among other things. A calm driver is safe and fuel-efficient, so aim to drive calmly and safely.


You need to have regular servicing. Every machine needs TLC, and your car is no different. So you must go for checkups. They can put right anything before it becomes a big issue. They will be able to tell you that something is going and maybe you can change it yourself with things like aftermarket parts.

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