With summer fast approaching more and more people will be setting out to go on road trips, vacations, and just to spend time in the world. That being said, gas prices are on the rise as summer is upon us making it difficult for some people to justify getting in their car for a summer time drive. There are a few different tips however that can help you save gas and get past the rising gas prices.

  1. Tune Up- keeping your car tuned can help you improve your gas mileage considerably. Tune Ups include spark plug changes, wire changes, hoses and more which can help to make your gas mileage up to 4 percent better. When your engine is firing properly and when they are aligned properly, anyone can be sure that they are getting the best gas mileage possible.
  2. Tire Pressure- tire pressure is another way you can improve your overall gas mileage. When tires are not full enough they can end up making your car work harder which means that it will be using more gas. This means that you have lost some of your gas mileage. When you keep your tire pressure at the recommended pressure you can help improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent.
  3. Motor Oil- the motor oil that you use can help improve your gas mileage. Using the proper grade motor oil can help improve your gas mileage by up to 3 percent. The proper weight motor oil can help decrease the strain on your engine making gas mileage much better.
  4. Air filters- keeping your air filter clean can help reduce strain on your engine and your engine’s systems improving your gas mileage by several percent.
  5. Gas Cap- keeping your gas cap properly sealed and in good shape can also prevent evaporation of gas as your car sits in the heat.
  6. Repairs- getting your car repaired as problems arise is another way to improve gas mileage. As things pop up like oxygen sensors and other issues, you can insure your car is in tip top shape and that it will continue to function properly and with better gas mileage.

Keeping your gas mileage up is the best way to keep your gas bill down. This is the best way to insure that the summer gas price spike is not going to break the bank when it comes to your summer travel plans.