Autumn is just around the corner, which also means colder Kansas City weather is in our future. Unfortunately, these colder temperatures also bring about the potential for higher gas prices. Over the years, gas prices seem to peak during this time of the year, though the cost of a gallon of unleaded can fluctuate in the fall.
Did you know the average American spends over $2,500 per year to fill up the tank? We hate hearing that, too. So, what are some of your options to save money by improving your fuel economy?
Investing in an eco-friendly ride is one step you can take toward saving money. The new 2020 Hyundai Elantra, for instance, is an affordable, fuel-sipping compact sedan that won’t set you back at the pump. It returns up to 41 highway MPG, which is quite impressive considering some rivals barely scratch the mid-30s.
Even if buying a new Elantra isn’t on the table, you have some alternative options to make your car more fuel-efficient.
1) Change the oil.
Engine oil has the added responsibility of removing soot and dirt from inside the engine. It also keeps your engine and car parts well lubricated. Change your oil regularly to prevent increased wear and tear. This will improve your fuel economy by keeping your engine running smoothly.
2) Reduce weight.
Excess weight puts more pressure on your car, causing your engine to overwork. As a result, your car burns fuel at a faster rate and releases more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
3) Keep tires properly inflated.
Tires are some of the most neglected but most important car parts in terms of fuel efficiency. Older tires create excess traction which causes your car to drag. When this happens, your engine works harder in order to compensate for the bad tires.
4) Drive with caution.
Driving fast might be thrilling, but your wallet won’t be so thrilled when you keep pumping out money to buy more gas. Sticking to the speed limit helps maintain good gas mileage.
Following these simple steps will not only help improve your car’s fuel efficiency but also your overall ride quality. You will find your car running smoother and releasing less C02 emissions, which is what we all want – right?
To help you get started on your journey to the green side, visit our Olathe Hyundai dealership at 681 North Rawhide Drive. Call our Hyundai sales team at 913-324-7355 to schedule a test drive in an Elantra, or if you really feel like cutting back on gas station visits, any of our new Hyundai hybrid vehicles.