Just because you currently spend a good portion of your budget on gasoline doesn’t mean that things have to be stuck that way. At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, our Cincinnati, OH car service center is staffed by experts who know the ins and outs of fuel economy and can help you stop spending so much at the pump.

Fuel prices continue to rise, and drivers continue to be pressured to pay them. That said, even if you drive something as large and fuel-thirsty as a Jeep SUV, you can save plenty on gas prices if you know how. The solution to the problem is one part practice and two parts maintenance.

For one, if your car is consuming more fuel than usual, it might be a sign of a larger issue. For instance, grime-encrusted motor oil can cause your engine to work harder, and as a result, burn more fuel in the process. In these scenarios, we suggest an oil change at least once every 5,000 miles so that you can avoid grime build up.

You may also want to have your tires inspected as well. Over- or under-inflated tires or tires that are simply worn unevenly can impose a significant damper on your fuel economy. All that may be required is to change out a worn tire or balance them in order to get the maximum amount of fuel economy. The last thing we recommend is to not rely on your accelerator as much. Tapping the gas pedal can burn gas, and if you rely more on momentum, you can bump your average miles-per-gallon.

At Jake Sweeney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, we understand that fuel economy is important to our customers. Fortunately, our Jeep dealers in Cincinnati are all well-read on the subject of improving fuel economy and can provide further detail on how to save as much fuel as possible.