It doesn’t matter what size vehicle you drive — whether it’s Dodge Charger or a RAM 3500–because one of the top priorities for summertime driving is saving gas whenever possible. Jake Sweeney Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM is happy to help with these handy tips.
If you have kids, you know it’s virtually impossible to keep your car’s windows up without resorting to the “window lock” button. But whenever possible, especially while on the highway, try and keep your windows closed. Your fuel-savings will be considerable – around 10 percent, since your car will have less drag to deal with.
Last year, AAA expected to rescue seven million drivers over the summer. A good portion of these saves were tire-related issues, many of which can be avoided with proper tire care. One important step is to have you tires rotated every 6,000 miles. Another is to keep your tires properly inflated. Not only can underinflated tires reduce your car’s fuel economy, they can also lead to irregular wear and tear that may result in a flat tire or blowout.
Too much idling wastes fuel. Depending on the make/model/year, your car might have an automatic stop/start system integrated. If not, the general rule of thumb is to shut off the engine in instances where you anticipate being stopped for a minute or more. This applies to traffic jams, construction delays, and even running into the grocery store for a quick shopping run.
Just like the human body benefits from regular exercise, your automobile runs its best when it’s regularly serviced at our Chrysler dealership serving Cincinnati, OH. Consistent oil changes, brake inspections, and alignment checks will keep you moving problem-free all summer long!