Easy Ways to Get More Miles Out of Your Gas Tank

These tips will help you get better gas mileage out of your ride.   

Unless you work just down the block and live steps from the grocery store, you rely on your car. It’s a trusted means of transportation, but that doesn’t mean you like the money you literally pour into it in the form of gas. Wouldn’t it be awesome to make your gas budget stretch a little further? You can! Here are a few tips to help you get better gas mileage.

  1. Think about your maintenance. You know the expression, “It runs like a well-oiled machine.” That’s literal truth for your car. If your engine needs a tune up, it’s not using fuel as efficiently as it could, which means you’re not getting top gas mileage.
  2. Don’t top off the tank! The gas pump shuts off for a reason. When you add more on top of it, it can flood your car’s vapor collection system and result in engine damage. The gas in your tank needs room to expand, and you’re not getting anything out of the extra you add in, so stop topping off your tank.
  3. Drive gently. Slamming on the brakes or accelerating suddenly uses excess gas. In fact, aggressive driving can slash your fuel economy by as much as 33 percent!
  4. Put air in your tires. When your tires are underinflated, your car has to work harder to move them. That extra work translates to additional fuel spent. Simply making sure you’re at the proper psi can up your gas mileage by 3.3 percent!

Better gas mileage means fewer stops at the pump, saving you time and headache. Similarly, working with a dedicated escrow professional can take the guesswork out of the closing process. Contact Eastland Escrows for all of your escrow needs in Covina and the surrounding California area.

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