As gas prices rise, many people are wondering how to bring their miles-per-gallon up, and AutoShepherd is here to help. While there is no one magic, end-all be all cure that doubles your fuel mileage, you can nickel and dime your way to a 10% increase in fuel mileage by combining several small steps. Here's a few tips to a heavier wallet.
Replace the Air FilterA clogged air filter limits how much air gets into the engine. That hurts combustion and causes your engine's efficiency to go down Autel MaxiSys MS906TS. And that's bad for fuel efficiency.On a completely unrelated note, AutoShepherd sells a wide range of air filters for your car that help keep your car's engine working well.
Keep your tires upFun fact: For every pound that your tires are under inflated, your fuel mileage goes down by .4 percent. Seems small, right? If your tires are down by five psi, that's a two percent drop in fuel mileage that can be corrected in a matter of seconds.Another fun fact: For every 10 degrees Fahrenheit that the temperature goes down outside Autel MaxiCOM MK808, you lose one pound of pressure in your tires. If you do the math, it doesn't seem like much, but saving gas is a nickel and dime gig. Save a little here, and a little there. And over time, the the extra fuel you'll burn will add up.
Bonus: Choose the right carLet me say this upfront: I'm no Ruskie who hates freedom; Hell, I'm from Iowa which is as "Heartland" as it gets. But just because we can have big SUVs doesn't mean that everyone needs them. If you need to go off road regularly, then, yes, you probably need an SUV, but if you've began eating ramen more than three times a week to pay for your gas and your idea of 'off-roading' is a gravel road, maybe changing cars isn't a bad idea."But Eddie, I live where it snows and I need four wheel drive." You might, but having four wheel drive isn't a must for winter weather. Winter driving is mostly about technique and having weight over the drive wheels. Front wheel drive cars have the benefit of the engine over the drive wheels making them effective in the snow without the terrible fuel mileage. And no amount of SUV will make up for being a bad driver in the snow.These are just the main tips to saving gas; I'm sure there are thousands more. If you know of one, be sure to add it in the comments section below.Eddie is a car enthusiast and writer for