Many drivers are missing out on The Lost Art Of Saving On Your Motoring Costs. Thankfully, it does not require an advanced degree or some tech-savvy skills to save. Below is a quick rundown of four quick and free things that can be done right now to start saving today.
1. Let the Engine Run for a Minute When Turning it On
Give the engine time to warm up just a bit before leaving. The gas can start to settle. It’s healthier on the car and it is dramatically more fuel efficiency, especially in the first 10 minutes of any drive. It’s great for efficiency, but it also allows the car to last longer by getting to the proper heat levels for quality driving.
2. Use the Standard Application Oil grade
There is an argument that higher-quality, premium grades will work better on the car. Though this may be true for the lucky Porsche and Ferrari drivers of the road, it has little bearing on standard vehicles. The difference is negligible at most, and the cost differences are substantial. Contact the manufacturer for the grade the car was built around.
3. Change the Oil Ahead of Time
Catch the oil change date or mile count on the nose or a little before. It keeps the car running at the best level and with the cleanest oil. The mile marker may already be the best time to change it.
4. Drive Slower
Drivers should slow down on the road. At high speeds, the engine hits a new level of fuel efficiency. The increase is not positive. The faster a car goes, the lower its efficiency. This works across the board. Another quick bonus tip here is to drive with the windows up at higher speeds. The wind from the windows will pressurize the car and add more resistance.
The best tip for anyone is to let off the pedal. Road rage is real. It is also absurdly expensive. Weaving in and out of traffic, holding onto high speeds, and hard braking all work against the engine. These tactics are costly when trying to extend the life of a car and keep costs down. They also hardly save as much time as these kinds of drivers would think.