Have the high gas costs left you frantically searching for fuel-efficient cars at Helfman Alfa Romeo of Sugar Land? Keep in mind, even if you drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle, it’s still important to keep these tips in mind to get the most out of your next fill up.

Keep Your Vehicle Well-Maintained

A vehicle that’s running efficiently will always get better gas mileage. As your engine oil ages, it loses its ability to flow freely through your vehicle. This forces your engine to work harder than it needs to and also makes your vehicle consume more fuel.

Watch How You Drive

Speeding isn’t just dangerous (and illegal), it also diminishes your fuel economy. Your vehicle’s aerodynamic drag increases drastically at excessive speeds. Even speeding at lower speeds can lower your gas mileage since you’re much more likely to be frequently accelerating and decelerating if you aren’t driving with the flow of traffic.

Make Sure Your Tires are Properly Inflated

When your tires aren’t inflated to the recommended PSI, they spread out more as you drive. This increases your vehicle’s drag, which leads to your vehicle consuming more fuel. It’s also important to have your tires rotated regularly to avoid uneven wear which also reduces your fuel efficiency.

Roll Up the Windows

It’s no secret that your air conditioner can use extra fuel. However, that doesn’t mean you should cruise with the windows down. In fact, driving with your windows down makes your vehicle less aerodynamic and increases drag, causing extra fuel consumption. This is particularly true when driving at excessive speeds.

Are you overdue for auto service? Reach out to our Alfa Romeo service center in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment with our team. A quick visit with us and you’ll start seeing better fuel efficiency for sure!