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Rising gas prices don’t mean that you need to leave your vehicle in your garage each morning, it just means making some small driving behavior changes.

It’s no surprise that the price of gas keeps rising, and while there may not be much that you can do to influence the price of gas at your local station, there is a lot you can change and do to reduce the number of times you need to visit.

Stretching Every Drop of Gas

If you love driving your car both for convenience and straight-up enjoyment, D&M Marketing, LLC has some easy-to-adopt tips which can help you reduce your gas usage without giving up your vehicle.

No More Warm Up

Over the course of a year, warming up your engine for 5 minutes each day adds up to over an entire day of your car just sitting there using gas. And while you may be used to warming up your vehicle, there is another way. Warming up your engine is only required if you are still using conventional oil. Overnight during cold temperatures, conventional oil becomes thick and loses its ability to protect your engine while you drive. Before it can perform its job, it first needs to be warmed up. Replacing your conventional oil with synthetic oil removed the need to warm up vehicle each morning because synthetic oil has been designed to withstand extremely cold temperatures, retaining its protective consistency and allowing it to protect your engine from the moment your engine starts up.

Air Conditioner or Window

There is no denying that your car’s air conditioner is effective. A few moments after pushing the button, the temperature inside your vehicle lowers and your passengers become more comfortable. However, this comes at the expense of using more gas. When to Choose the Windows If you are driving around completing errands at a casual speed and are making lots of stops, then choosing your windows is a great idea. However, be sure to also lower your rear windows, as this promotes air circulations and push out the warm stale air. When to Choose the A/C If you are cruising along the freeway, however, lowering your windows can cause too much wind resistance, causing your engine to work even harder than it would be using your air conditioner. For this instance, consider choosing the A/C. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and help reduce your gas usage with a synthetic oil change. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change in Covington, GA or to place an order, speak with an expert at D&M Marketing, LLC by calling (770) 312-7542 or check out the online store for more information.

Use Your Gears Wisely

Driving a manual transmission means that you have a larger amount of control over your vehicle, which also includes how much gas you use.
  • When you can see a stop ahead or even if you need to slow down, resist the temptation to use your gears to control your vehicle, and instead take your foot from the gas pedal and use your brakes to control your speed.
  • Once you are ready to start moving again, instead of pushing each of your gears to its limit, take it easy and listen to when your gears are ready to be changed, and change them.
The higher the RPM of your vehicle, the more your engine is working, which means gas usage. Each of the above tips helps prevents those regular instances from occurring, over time helping to reduce your overall gas usage.

Look for Better Routes

There is no denying that reducing the number of miles you drive reduces the amount of gas which you use. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up going to friends and family or completing your errands. Use an online ap service and locate which of your errands are within close proximity of each and can be completed in one day or trip, then:
  • Identify routes which result in the lowest number of miles.
  • Look for routes which avoid known problematic points, such as traffic lights, etc.
  • Think about the best times of the day to complete each journey to avoid congestion.
  • Can you park somewhere close to a few errands and walk between them?
Keeping your miles and time spent in traffic low is key to reducing your gas usage, but as you can see, this doesn’t mean giving up any conveniences.

Improve Your Fuel Economy with a Synthetic Oil Change in Covington, GA

Adopting these tips is a great way to get the most out of your tank of gas without giving up the convenience and enjoyment of owning and driving a car. Along with these tips, be sure to keep your car in good shape with basic maintenance, like a synthetic oil change. To find out more, speak with a friendly expert on the subject by calling D&M Marketing, LLC at (770) 312-7542.

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