Fuel Economy Tips
Experts are expecting gas prices to continue climbing to record highs. Since many Americans are already living on tight budgets, consider these quick and convenient tips to save money on your car. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 3%. What's more, a clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10%.
Consider reducing insurance costs by shopping around. A good rule of thumb is to get at least three price quotes. A slick way to reduce maintenance costs and save fuel is by upgrading to a high-performance motor oil. Studies have found that Royal Purple motor oil improves fuel economy by as much as 5%, and significantly reduces engine wear. Using high-performance synthetic motor oil as opposed to conventional oils also allows for more miles between oil changes, reducing maintenance costs and time spent working on the car. You can find out more at fueleconomy.gov and royalpurple.com.