Fuel is expensive, and whatever you can do to reduce the amount of fuel you use will save you money as you head down the road. Here are some tips to use when trying to shave off some costs at the pump the next time you fill up.
- Close your gas cap: Most vehicles rely on the negative pressure created by a tight seal on your gas cap to efficiently deliver fuel into your motor. Most late model vehicles utilize an electronic fuel intake system, and something as simple as not securing your gas cap can cause problems with your computer and how it controls fuel delivery, emissions control, and other factors.
- Choose the right motor oil additive: Reduce maintenance costs and increase the longevity of your engine with ELEV8 Performance oil additive. ELEV8’s nanoparticles fill in the microscopic chips and imperfections in – and bond to – the moving metal engine parts to reduce friction. Less friction inside your motor means increased torque and horsepower, which can be directed to where it needs to go: moving you down the road. In turn, this improves fuel economy as less fuel is wasted as the pistons strain to cycle through a poorly lubricated cylinders. In fact, tests show that ELEV8 can improve fuel economy by between 4% and 27%.
- Drive smoothly and slow things down: Consistent throttling and lower speeds requires less fuel to get the job done. Rather than racing up to that red light, driving at lower speeds with consistent acceleration will require less fuel. It might take a little longer, but you are going to get there eventually, and you will also save money on speeding tickets as well as fuel.
- Watch the weight and reduce the drag: Reducing weight on your vehicle also reduces drag. Drag requires more power to be used just to keep the vehicle at a given speed, and more power requires more fuel to combust in your engine. Hauling boat trailers or camper shells or carrying heavy loads requires more fuel to get going down the road. Cut the weight and you’ll improve mileage.
- Properly inflate your tires: By properly inflating your tires, you are reducing drag, not only from the “sloshy” way your tires respond to the force applied to them from centripetal force from the axle, but also due to the traction patch where the tire makes contact with the road. Better inflation means less surface area on the road and less friction and drag. And that means better fuel economy.
- Check your air filter: If you have debris and dirt blocking your air filter, you are reducing the amount of clean, cold air entering your intake manifold. When the air/fuel mixture is affected, your engine may compensate by burning more fuel to produce enough power to get you going down the road. Keeping clean air flowing into the combustion chamber will reduce the amount of fuel needed to ignite and create compression.
- Avoid prolonged idling: Mileage is measured in terms of as “miles per gallon.” It stands to reason if your vehicle is idling, it is burning fuel without going anywhere, which can greatly reduce the number of miles you are going per the number of gallons of fuel burned. If you are stuck in traffic, or waiting outside a store for someone who ran in for “just a minute,” turning off your engine will save you a lot of fuel and money over the long term.
Another benefit of improved fuel economy: reduced emissions!
Increasing your mileage by 4% to 26% means reducing vehicle emissions by 4% to 27%. So adding ELEV8 to your oil to reduce your fuel consumption can be an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint!
Take action to reduce your fuel economy
Something as simple as checking your tire pressure or changing bad driving habits can save you lots of money at the pump in the future. Regularly monitoring your miles per gallon also gives you a good idea at how efficiently your motor is performing. And if you start to see a dramatic decrease in mileage it could signify problems with your engine.
Improving your fuel economy doesn’t get much easier than adding ELEV8 Performance oil additive with your next oil change. Try a bottle and see the increase in your mileage, enjoy the decrease in your fuel expense, and feel good about the reduction in your carbon footprint.