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Just because you didn't study mechanics doesn't mean that there isn't a range of things that you can do to reduce your gas usage. This article has some easy to use tips which can help. Each time that you swipe your card at the gas station cashier you can almost your bank account crying out for the good old days where you would fill up your tank and pay with coins! Okay, maybe not those days, but you get the idea! With the price of gas showing no signs of returning to those days, motorists can feel stuck with the idea that they simply have to pay.

Easy Tips to Keep Your Gas Usage Down

However, from years of providing expert advice and high-quality synthetic oil to motorists of all types, Synthetics Northwest knows that there is a lot a driver can do to lower their gas usage and has the following tips to offer.

Don't Break Under the Pressure

Well, lack of pressure, really. Under inflated tires can have more of a negative impact on your fuel economy than you would think. You see, as you drive, resistance builds up when the surface of your tires comes into contact with the road. The more resistance that is created, the harder your engine needs to work to keep you going. If your tires are the ones which came with your car, then your owner's manual can tell you the correct pressure levels.  If you can't find your owner's manual or if they are after-market, check the imprint on the tire itself. Of course, don't forget the spare in your trunk! On top of helping your fuel economy, you will also notice an improvement in the way that your car handles once you increase the pressure in your tires.

Do You Take Care of Your Car?

Taking your car to the mechanic for regular visits or to repair large problems is essential. However, most motorists only take their vehicle to the mechanic when something is wrong. For whatever reason, it's important for all drivers to at least provide their car with a basic level of home maintenance, such as checking and maintaining its fluid levels. Fluids, or more specifically, your engine oil, plays a larger role in your fuel economy than you would imagine. You see, as you drive, a mixture of small and large metal parts work together to keep your engine going. This work involves scraping and bumping against each other at high speed and under high levels of pressure. When this happens,  friction builds up between each part. On top of causing serious damage, friction works against your engine in the way that it requires more energy to keep your parts moving. And you can guess where your engine gets this extra energy from. Your gas tank. Click here to buy AMSOIL's  Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil which has been formulated to help you improve the performance of your engine while working to improve your fuel economy through friction reduction. To learn more, speak with an expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (888) 283-3580 (Toll-Free).

Slow Down!

We know! This isn't the most accepted advice when speaking to a car enthusiast, however, hear it out and consider this likely familiar scenario. You have been waiting at the traffic lights for what seems like a lifetime. As soon as the light switches to green your foot presses hard against the gas pedal, practically putting a hole through the floor. Your car leaps forward and races you towards...another red light. Of course, once you arrive you have the pleasure of sitting for another lifetime while you watch fellow motorists casually coast up to the same red light only to stop beside you. Did you get to the light first? Yes! Did you also use more gas in the process? You bet you did! It takes a lot of power to move a large and heavy object from a moving start when you start to move at a slower pace,  let alone the power needed when you plant your foot! Long story short - don't race to the next red light!

Ugh, Traffic Again?

If it feels like you are always getting stuck in road-work traffic on Tuesday mornings on your way to complete an errand or that you constantly move foot by foot as you slowly reach the upcoming turn arrow, change it up! Don't just accept that this traffic is normal and look for ways to plan around it. For example, look at other days where you can complete each errand and task that results in less driving time and less traffic time. Ideas like grouping errands in the same area to the same day are an easy way to reduce the amount of time you spend stopped in traffic.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Salem, OR can Help

On the list of items that can help improve your fuel economy and the performance of your engine, a synthetic oil change is right up there. Speak with Synthetics Northwest by calling (503) 371-7184 to learn more about which product is best suited to your needs. Alternatively, the online store has additional information about the full range of AMSOIL products.

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