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04/08/2016
Reducing the amount of gas being used every day whilst running errands is important to every motorist, however, as most motorists don't have a working knowledge of how their engine works they can often feel like there isn't anything they can do.

Small Changes to Your Driving Style Which Can Reduce Your Gas Usage

Here to help, AMSOIL Direct Jobber - Synthetics Northwest has put together a quick list of easy to follow tips for how you can get the most out of your gas tank.

Start With Planning

One of the easiest ways to reduce your gas usage is to reduce the amount of miles you drive. While there are places that you just need to be to complete your daily and weekly errands, there are ways to reduce your transit miles. Take some time on a Sunday evening to plan out the week’s errands ahead of time, including where each destination is in relation to others you need to attend to. Once you have this information in front of you, look at ways in which you can reduce the miles and time you’re driving. For example, if your dry cleaning provider is close to your child’s band practice location, however, they are on different days, consider collecting your dry cleaning on the same day as band practice. Where you would once be required to travel to the same locale twice during the week, you have just cut out those extra miles.

Lighten Your Load

With your new planning in place, it’s time to consider which items you need to carry around in your car as you drive. Just because you have a car with a large trunk doesn’t mean that your child’s sports team supplies need to stay in it throughout the week if you only need them for the weekend. Before you head out for a journey each day, consider what really needs to be in your car, and if it isn’t essential, take it out. Small items all add up and contribute to the overall weight of your vehicle, which has a heavy impact on the gas it takes to keep your car moving.

Reduce Idling

Despite the above planning, there are going to be times where you get stuck in traffic or are just sitting around waiting for people, such as kids to finish school or your partner to finish work. If you expect to be waiting, switch off your engine. It takes less gas to start your car than it does to keep it idling for extended periods which, over the course of a day and a week, can add to large amounts of gas.

Keep Your Engine in Good Working Order

Many motorists believe that their mechanic is the only person able to keep their car running smoothly, however here at AMSOIL Direct Jobber - Synthetics Northwest, we know motorists have great power in this instance. Speak with an expert here at AMSOIL Direct Jobber - Synthetics Northwest at (503) 371-7184 and ask about the right product for a synthetic oil change in Hayesville. With the right high-quality AMSOIL synthetic oil, your engine is given a superior lubricant which assists it to run smoothly, leading to an increase in engine performance and a decrease in gas usage.

Choose the Right Gear

If you are driving a manual car then you have an additional step available to you which your automatic driving counterparts don’t - choice. While it can be tempting to hear the roar of your engine as you max out each gear while you drive, this has a negative impact on your fuel efficiency as it uses more gas just to get you to the same place. Instead, listen to your car’s engine and shift gears when it’s comfortable, not when it needs to. While the same level of choice may not be available to you if you are driving an automatic vehicle, resist the temptation to use the ‘boost’ feature to get extra power as this often simply shifts down a gear, which doesn’t do your transmission any good and uses more gas than driving without it.

Stay Cool, Not Cold

If your daily drives are mostly short trips to run errands or transport people to and from local places, resist the urge to turn on the air-conditioner as soon as the temperatures start to rise. When you engage the air-conditioner, additional engine parts are required to be used which use more gas. Instead, open your windows and let the breeze take care of your cooling needs. The other side of this tip, however, is highway driving. If you expect to be driving at high speeds over long distances, then resistance created by opening your windows can hold your car back, requiring more gas. In these instances of driving we recommend switching to your air-conditioner, however, try not to keep it on constantly and at sub-zero temperatures.

The Right Product for the Best Synthetic Oil Change in Hayesville

Getting the right product for your next synthetic oil change in Hayesville is crucial to protecting your engine and providing it with the lubrication it needs to operate efficiently. Speak with AMSOIL Direct Jobber - Synthetics Northwest at (888) 283-3580 (toll-free) and ask about which high-quality AMSOIL synthetic oil is right for your car.
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