Getting the most fuel efficiency out of your vehicle is more important now than ever. Here is a list of fuel efficiency tips that we curated for you.
We've also included a coupon for a complete Fuel Efficiency Service at the end.
Use Factory Recommended Oil
When it comes to your car’s oil, don’t settle for an inferior product. Using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil for your car not only helps protect your vehicle's engine, it may boost your fuel efficiency by up to 2%, according to DOE. Crestmont Toyota exclusively uses Toyota recommended motor oil.
Tune-Up Your Engine
The engine is the heart of your car, and it needs to be treated with care if you want to maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. DOE points out that repairing a vehicle with an engine that is out of tune or fails an emissions test helps improve its performance by up to 4%. And in cases where a serious engine problem is repaired, fuel efficiency may be improved by up to 40%, according to the DOE.
Repair or Replace a Defective Gas Cap
A broken or missing gas cap may seem like a minor issue, but it has far-flung effects relative to fuel efficiency. Without a properly functioning gas cap in place, your car’s gas mileage goes down, and your vehicle may emit harmful fumes that contribute to pollution. Comparatively, repairing or replacing a defective gas cap is a simple fix with a minimal cost that helps increase your vehicle's fuel efficiency.
Maintain Your Tires & Alignment
Maintaining proper air pressure, balancing when necessary, and rotating your tires every 5,000 miles as well as maintaining your vehicle's wheel alignment can contribute to improved fuel mileage. It can also help prevent encountering other costly car repairs. Low tire pressure negatively impacts your car’s fuel efficiency and can lead to premature wear and tear on your tires.
Fill Your Tank in the Morning or at Night
It is typically a good idea to fill your car’s tank when the weather is coldest. This is typically either in the morning or at night. Filling your tank in during the coolest part of the day helps keep fuel dense and limits the impact of afternoon heat on your fuel. In doing so, this practice ensures you can get more gas for the same amount of money you’d otherwise pay to fill up your tank in the middle of the day. Fuel efficiency is critical to get the best results from your car. Take advantage of these tips, and you can improve your fuel efficiency both now and in the future.
Replace Defective Spark Plugs
Spark plugs help ignite your car’s fuel, but if they stop working correctly, they can hinder your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Most automakers recommend replacing spark plugs approximately every 30,000 miles. If you replace defective spark plugs, you can improve your car’s performance and boost its fuel efficiency.
Perform computer diagnostic scan of engine efficiency and check for any malfunction codes
Check the condition of spark plugs and ignition coils
Perform fuel injection cleaning service
Perform throttle body cleaning service
Perform wheel alignment check
Check engine air filter condition
Check tires for proper inflation and wear