4 Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency in Our Cars

By Joseph Archibald

The world is now clamored by the great problem in fuel. With oil prices increasing on a regular basis, the problem in fuel has become a great global concern. This has left many car owners in such a sullen mood; most especially those who own muscle cars and sports cars whose engines are so powerful that they devour a tank-full of gas in an instant. This has caused tremendous effects on people, and because of this, a new trend has arisen.

More and more people are now in search for fuel efficient cars. While in the past, car enthusiasts pride on how fast their cars can go and how huge their engines are, nowadays, better mileage and fuel efficiency has become everyone's priority. Saving fuel is a difficult feat. But since transport is a necessity, how can you save fuel while still enjoying the car? What things can you do to be able to make sure that your car burn fuel very efficiently?

When loading gas, make sure to full it up to the brim. This is a very simple trick that you should know and it will really save you money. Also, make sure that you are familiar with your car. Find out about its fuel consumption and determine how its performance compares to industry standards. This will give you a good idea on whether your car is fuel efficient or not. So you can do something about it, otherwise.

These days there are a number of fuel additives on the market that will enhance your cars efficiency. Often this can be as much as 10 to 20% which is not to be sniffed at! To find the additive that is best for your car however, you can have a look at some of the online forums for results from other users. Or you can test a few different ones yourself and see what is best this way.

* Check the air filters on your car and make sure that they are clean and that they are the right ones for your car make. Further, check that the spark plugs are clean and not worn. Worn spark plugs will decrease your cars fuel efficiency.

* Replace your cars oil at regular intervals and ensure you are using the correct oil for optimum efficiency. Also, replace the oil filter at regular intervals too.

* Finally, always make sure that your car tires are running on constant pressure. Have them checked every once in a while because this can surely increase the fuel efficiency of your car. Anyway, keeping your tires in constant pressure all the time can also prolong the life of your tire. Never allow yourself to drive if your car tires are not even. Any inconsistencies caused by tire problems can often be dangerous, even fatal, so make sure to check it from time to time. - 29952

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