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06/08/2018
Not looking forward to the increase in gas prices this summer? These simple tips can help you conserve fuel and you cash this summer.

How to Save Fuel This Summer

If you're worried about how much you're going to end up spending on fuel this summer, you're not alone. Rising gas prices and more time spent on the road can lead to a hefty amount of your paycheck going towards fueling up. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to conserve your fuel. Not sure what you can do to save fuel? These simple tips can help!

Keep Your Car Performing Well

Vehicle maintenance may not sound like the most exciting thing to do on a Saturday, but it can make your car more fuel efficient. So instead of wasting fuel because you didn't make time to clean out your car, set aside some time to take care of these vehicle maintenance tasks. Use the right fuel: Using the proper fuel can seriously help you increase your fuel economy. Don't be fooled by the price difference. Many consumers think that paying more for fuel means they'll get better quality gas, but this may not be true. Check your vehicle's manufacturer's recommendations so that you're sure you're using the proper fuel. You may find that your car is better off using a lower octane fuel, meaning the higher priced stuff won't be your best option. Get a tune up: If your car hasn't gotten a tune up in what seems like forever, why not start the summer off with a tune up? It never hurts to take your car in for this service, which can actually help it run more efficiently. The more efficient your car's systems are working, the better off your fuel will be. Get a synthetic oil change: Just like with fuel, using the right oil for engine can have a greatly positive impact on your fuel economy. If your car should be using a 10W-30 during the summer don't purchase a 5W-30 and hope things will be ok. While you may not note much of a difference, this can affect your fuel economy. While you're at it, be sure you use a synthetic oil over a conventional oil for the best results. An easy way to save fuel this summer is by keeping your engine working efficiently. Give your car a synthetic oil change in Austin for the best engine protection. Not sure what oil to use? The oil experts at  Syntheticstx can help you find the perfect oil. Give them a call at (254) 366-7789 to get product recommendations like AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil.

Change Your Bad Driving Habits

Unfortunately, bad driving habits don't only put you in danger, they can also cause you to waste fuel. To stay safer on the road and to conserve fuel (as well as money at the pump) avoid these all too common bad driving habits. Drive at the proper speed: Speed limits are posted to keep you safe, but they can also help you conserve fuel. In fact, driving too fast or at speeds higher than the speed limit can result in less efficient fuel consumption. Avoid going through your gas too quickly by slowing down a bit and figuring out your car's ideal speed. Avoid idling your engine: If you often find yourself sitting stationary in your car while the engine is on, you may be wasting tons of fuel this way. If you know your car won't be moving for more than 30 seconds, it's best to just turn off the engine. You'll waste less fuel by turning off your engine and then turning it back on than by letting it idle. Do your best to avoid busy drive-thrus, rush hour traffic, and other situations in which you may be forced to idle your engine. Use the air conditioning: We all know that using the air conditioning in your car is a great way to burn fuel fast, but it may be better than rolling down the windows in some situations. If you're driving at highways speeds, your air conditioning will be more fuel efficient than rolling down the windows. The aerodynamic drag caused by the open windows can result in more fuel being burned than if you were to turn on the a/c. If you're driving through city streets or at lower speeds, rolling down your windows will be more fuel efficient.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Austin, TX

Before heading out on your summer road trip, be sure to give your car a synthetic oil change in Austin. To find the perfect tools for the job, contact Syntheticstx at (254) 366-7789. You can also find a full range of AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.
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