Fuel efficiency is an important feature for many drivers. After all, gas prices have been soaring. When you are looking for additional savings by considering one of our used cars from Helfman Alfa Romeo of Sugar Land, you’ll be pleased to hear they can achieve great gas mileage too.

Do Vehicles Get More Efficient as They Age?

A vehicle’s fuel consumption, for the most part, depends on the engine’s efficiency. The harder your engine has to work, the more fuel your vehicle needs to consume. Naturally, as vehicles age, their engine may not work as efficiently as it used to.

However, with routine maintenance, including regular oil changes, you can minimize wear and tear. Then your vehicle can remain efficient as it ages.

How Can I Increase my Gas Mileage?

As we mentioned, routine maintenance is key in keeping your vehicle running efficiently. However, there are a number of other things you can also do to increase your fuel economy.

  • Keep your tires properly inflated
  • Avoid slamming on the gas and brakes
  • Don’t overload your vehicle with heavy cargo
  • Limit excessive idling

What Type of Maintenance Does My Vehicle Need?

So, how does maintenance help increase your fuel efficiency exactly? It keeps your vehicle running like new, which helps limit any strain on your engine which leads to extra fuel consumption.

These tasks are most important when you want to improve your gas mileage:

  • Engine tune-up
  • Oil change
  • Air filter replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Maintain your tire pressure

Whether you are looking for a fuel-efficient used car or need quality auto service for your vehicle, our Houston, TX car dealership has you covered. Come see us today to get started! We’re happy to help!