- Reduce driving distance by car pooling and planning. If possible, shop for groceries and run errands in combination with friends and have a flexible driving schedule to avoid high traffic areas and rush hours. Currently it’s easier to car pool with C-19 restrictions lifting, and you’re probably comfortable in your own circle of friends, and sitting in queue with the engine idling during rush hour is not efficient if you want to save fuel costs.
- Use eco-mode when driving. Open your car manual (painful, we know) and learn about your vehicle’s driving mode selections. While you have the manual open, check for the recommended octane rating for your car to use the appropriate fuel for your vehicle.
- Lighten the weight. It’s tempting to use trunk space to store tires, tools, and camping gear, but all that weight really does add to fuel consumption. Clean out the trunk to lighten the load. You may even find Sally’s running shoes that went missing last fall or some other long-lost treasure.
- Here’s our number one tip folks: Keep your car running at peak performance. Keep the tires inflated to the recommended psi as listed on the sticker inside the driver’s door, and book your regular maintenance routine with us. We’ll keep your engine running at peak performance, and discuss options for you to conserve more on fuel, but meeting personal budget needs.
Book an appointment online, or call us to talk with one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors. We offer automobile repairs and maintenance you can trust with two convenient locations in Valleyview and the North Shore.