Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tips To Save Fuel In Winter

Tips To Save Fuel In Winter
BAY CITY, Mich.- When gas prices continue to climb we start to think of how we can improve our fuel efficiency to save some extra cash at the pump. Well, did you know that in addition to your usual fuel saving practices, there are a few Tips To Save Fuel In Winter specifically? Keep combining all of your shorter trips and turn off your vehicle if you expect to be idling for more than 10 seconds, but add these winter fuel saving tips into the mix too and you'll be filling up less often!

The first way to save fuel in the winter is to get rid of the extra weight in your trunk or truck bed. While the extra weight can help with traction, it drastically reduces your fuel economy! And while you're getting rid of the extra weight, make sure to clear off all of the snow and ice since that adds weight too.

Second, be aware of even the lightest dusting of snow. Snow creates resistance for your vehicle and even the lightest dusting can lower your fuel economy. Ideally, you should try to wait until the roads have been cleared, but if you have to go out drive in the tracks that have been created by another vehicle for the least resistance.

And if you can, park your car in the garage during the winter months. Your vehicle will stay warmer while it's not being used and won't burn as much energy while warming up. If you can't park in a garage, you don't need to warm your car up for 10 minutes either. It only takes 30 seconds to warm the engine sufficiently, and anything after that is wasteful.

Make your next tank of gas last a little longer with these Tips To Save Fuel In Winter. If your tires have been slipping and sliding this season, keep our Tire Discounts in mind! Your Bay City Area Chevrolet Dealer is located at 3636 Wilder Road, Bay City, MI 48706For more information on Graff Bay City, or for any questions call us at (989) 684-4411 or visit our websites: www.GraffBayCity.com.

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