Lisa Greenwood
Salem, OR
CALL (503) 371-7184
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Just because gas prices are rising doesn’t mean that you have to leave your car in the garage every day.

With the rising price of gas, many motorists are resigning themselves to the idea that they will need to leave their car at home more, otherwise, their monthly fuel bill will be too high. And while this can work, you also lose the convenience and enjoyment of driving your vehicle. While there isn’t much that Synthetics Northwest can do to lower the price of gas, below are some great tips which can help all motorists reduce their gas usage while still enjoying their vehicle and its conveniences.

Don’t Gear-Down

Treating your gearbox well isn’t just good for fuel economy, but being one of the most expensive parts to replace or repair, it’s also good and responsible vehicle ownership.
  • If you can see a turn ahead or a red light that you will need to stop for, instead of making your way down through your gears to slow your vehicle, take your foot off the gas pedal and use your brakes to control your speed.
  • Once the light turns green, instead of pushing your gears to get you to the next red light as quickly as possible, listen and change gears when they are ready.
Adopting the above will limit the instances where your engine’s RPM, during which your engine needs more power and, in turn, more fuel. Over the course of the day, these small instances will add up.

Replace Your Oil

Each morning that you warm up your car, you are actually warming up the conventional oil inside your engine. Overnight, the cold temperatures cause conventional oil to become thick, to the point where it can not protect your engine until it has warmed up and returned to its protective consistency. Unfortunately, this five minutes of warming up is just wasted gas. And while it may not seem like a lot, over the course of a year it can add up to over an entire day of your car just running. Replacing your conventional oil with synthetic oil removes the need for the morning warm-up, as synthetic oil has been designed to withstand cold temperatures and maintain its protective consistency. This means that you no longer need to warm up your car and your engine is protected as soon as you start driving. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and stop wasting fuel each morning, with a synthetic oil change in Salem, OR. To find out more, speak with a synthetic oil change expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (503) 371-7184 or visit the online store to place an order.

Smarter Routes

Reducing the number of miles you drive and the amount of time you are stuck in traffic is a great way to reduce your gas usage.
  • Utilize an online map and identify which of your regular errands and tasks are within close proximity.
  • Rearrange your schedule so you visit groups of errands in one day.
  • Look for smart routes which see you drive fewer miles and are stopped in traffic less.
  • If possible, find a place where you can park your car and walk to a range of tasks.
Reducing the miles you drive and traffic time is an easy way to reduce your gas usage without sacrificing the convenience of driving to your errands or enjoying your vehicle.

Keep Your Cool

It’s easy to switch on the air conditioner when temperatures inside your vehicle start to rise. And while effective, it isn’t always the most fuel economic choice.
  • If you are driving around town at moderate speeds, stopping and starting often, then lower your windows and lower your temperature using fresh air and air flow. When doing this, lower your back windows slightly to allow stale air to be pushed out.
  • If you are driving on the freeway, it’s better to choose the air conditioner. When driving at speed, the air flow can actually cause resistance for your vehicle, requiring your engine to work harder.

Get the Most out of Your Tank with a Synthetic Oil Change in Salem, OR

Improving your fuel economy is as easy as adjusting your driving techniques and ensuring your vehicle is in good shape. Simple maintenance items like a synthetic oil change and monitoring your fluid levels is a great start. To find out more or to place an order, speak with a friendly expert on the subject at Synthetics Northwest by calling (888) 283-3580 (Toll Free) and find out how a synthetic oil change can improve the performance of your vehicle, including your lawnmower, ATV, and even boat.

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    Salem, OR 97304 
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