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06/08/2017
If you're planning to use your car a lot more this summer, this post can teach you new ways to make the most of your fuel.

How You Can Maximize Your Fuel Economy This Summer

Although a vehicle's fuel economy is known to be worse in the winter because of the freezing temperatures, you likely get more use out of your car in the summer, especially if you enjoy a good road trip. If you're using your car more, then it's likely that you will go through more fuel. To conserve your fuel and save money at the pump, follow these simple tips.

Save Fuel with Your Air Conditioning

This may sound counterproductive since it's a commonly known fact that your air conditioning uses a good amount of fuel. The trick is to know when using your air conditioning will be a better option for your tank. If you're cruising on a highway, you're better off using your air conditioning, whereas if you're driving on a city street, rolling the windows down will be best. Rolling down your windows increases your vehicle's aerodynamic drag which also causes you to burn fuel faster. On city streets, this drag isn't so bad. However, at higher speeds, like on a highway or freeway, the aerodynamic drag can cause you to waste more fuel than your air conditioning.

Vehicle Maintenance and Fuel Efficiency

Taking care of your vehicle requires some amount of maintenance work. Although most of us don't really like to do it, not taking care of it can result in quite a few issues. Many of these issues can actually even cause your fuel to burn faster. For example, if you're driving around with a dirty air filter, your engine has to work harder and under more strain. This can lead your vehicle to consume up 10% more fuel than it would with a clean air filter. Another thing you can do to help your fuel efficiency is to get oil changes when needed. If your oil is quite old, it won't be able to give your engine adequate protection. This can lead to more friction, buildup, and even unprotected parts. As the strain on your engine increases, your fuel will burn faster. Invest in a quality synthetic oil change for the best results during any season. Check out AMSOIL's full range of synthetic oils for your gas or diesel engine. Make the most of your fuel this summer by getting a full synthetic oil change in Kyle. If you need help finding the perfect oil for your engine, contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240. You can also browse AMSOIL's full range of synthetic oils on their online shop.

Avoid Aggressive Driving

No one likes to admit that they can sometimes get a bit aggressive with their driving style. However, recognizing certain habits and correcting them can make a difference to how quickly your fuel disappears. Not leaving enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you isn't only dangerous, it can also cause you to come to abrupt and sudden stops. Ideally, you should be easing into stops or coasting to a stop in order to avoid wasting fuel. Remember that the less you have to use your brakes, the better you will be able to conserve fuel.

Stay Away from Rush Hour Traffic

We all know how frustrating it is to get stuck in rush hour traffic, but not only is it annoying, it can also cause you to waste fuel. All the stopping and going combined with the amount of time your car is sitting idle on the road can really add up in terms of wasted fuel. If you're on a road trip, plan a route that will help you avoid backed up traffic. To avoid it during your daily commute, find something to do after work until traffic calms down. You can hit the gym near work or go for a run in the park. If you're looking for the perfect oil to keep your motorcycle well protected on the road this summer, stick with AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil.

Keep Your Car Clean

Most people tend to accumulate some amount of stuff in their car. This stuff may include sports equipment, seasonal tools, and other items that aren't really needed. Clean out your car and remove these heavy items that can be weighing down your car and causing you to burn more fuel. If you're back from your road trip, remove the roof rack you used to haul around your luggage. Not only can this add extra pounds, it can also create more aerodynamic drag.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change in Kyle

To keep your car in top shape this summer, get a synthetic oil change! Contact Syntex Lubricants at (512) 848- 8240 for help finding the perfect products for your vehicle. To browse their full range of products, stop by their online shop.
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