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06/04/2019
Leaving your vehicle at home isn’t the only way to lower the amount you spend at the gas station every month.

How to Improve Your Fuel Economy

With gas prices higher than we would like, many motorists have resigned themselves to the idea that leaving their vehicle in the garage is the only way to reduce their gas usage. While this will work, it means going without the convenience and enjoyment of owning and driving your vehicle.

If you are looking for ways to both keep the convenience of your vehicle and lower the number of times you need to visit the gas station, USA Synthetics has a post which can help.

Go Easy on Your Gears

Not only is your gearbox an intricate system, but it can also be an expensive one. In addition to extending its lifespan, making some changes to the way you use your gears can also reduce our gas usage.
  • Instead of gearing-down to slow your vehicle for a turn or an upcoming stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and use your brakes for the task.
  • Each time that the light changes to green, take it easy on your gears as you accelerate. Listen to the sound they make and, instead of pushing them to make you go faster, change them when you can hear they are ready.
Using your gears to slow you down and pushing them to get you to the next red light quicker raises your vehicle’s RPM, which means that your engine needs to work harder just to get you from A to B.

Warming up Is Wasted Gas

Each morning that you switch on your vehicle and let it run for five minutes to warm up, you are using gas. Over the course of a year, that’s more than an entire day of your car just running and using gas. The reason why you were taught to warm up your vehicle is conventional engine oil.  Overnight, when temperatures dip, conventional engine oil becomes thick and is unable to protect your engine while you drive. In order for it to return to its protective consistency, it needs to warm up. Switching to synthetic oil, which has been designed to resist thickening at cold temperatures, not only removes the need to waste gas each morning warming up your engine, but it also means that your engine is protected from the moment you turn the key. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and ensure your engine is protected as soon as you are ready to drive and stop wasting gas each morning, with a synthetic oil change. For help finding the right product, to place an order, or just to speak with a friendly professional about the benefits of a synthetic oil change, call USA Synthetics at (405) 388-6170, or check out the online store.

Are You Taking the Best Route?

It’s likely that you have a range of weekly tasks and errands which see you driving all over town. A great way to save on gas is by reducing the amount of time you are stuck in traffic and the miles you drive between errands. As an example:
  • Use an online map to see which of your errands are close together.
  • Identify errands and activities in close proximity which you can rearrange to be on the same day.
  • Find the best routes between each one, including the lowest miles and least time stuck in traffic.
  • Is there a place you can park and walk to two or more tasks?
Taking on these tips can greatly reduce your gas usage by lowering the number of miles you drive and how much time you spend waiting for traffic to clear.

Cooling Your Passengers

Choosing the air conditioner can seem like a no-brainer. After all, you push a button and the interior or your vehicle becomes cooler and more comfortable. However, to do this, a separate motor is called into action. The best way to use your air conditioner is wisely. When you are driving on the freeway at high speeds then the air conditioner can be a great choice. While it will use more gas, your engine will be at a comfortable cruising speed, and keeping your windows up improves your car’s aerodynamics, lowering the amount of resistance. However, if you are making frequent stops and starts, like when driving around town to pick up groceries or complete a school-run, then the extra stress on your engine uses more gas than you would like. In these driving environments, lower your windows, ensuring that you lower the back windows slightly to promote airflow which will push out the stale hot air and introduce fresh air into your vehicle.

Improving Fuel Efficiency With a Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK

Engine lubrication is crucial to the amount of gas you use. The better lubricated your engine parts are, the less energy your engine needs to operate, which means lower gas usage. Giving your vehicle a synthetic oil change is the easiest and quickest way to provide your engine and its parts with high-quality lubrication, both lowering your gas usage and improving your engine performance. To find out more or to place an order, speak with USA Synthetics today by calling (405) 388-6170.
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