Do You Understand Your Car’s Gas Mileage?

Person Putting Fuel Into Their Car to Improve the Gas Mileage

There Are Many Different Factors that Impact Your Car’s Fuel Mileage.

The price of gas can fluctuate for many different reasons. When prices shoot up, it becomes very important to improve the gas mileage of your car in order to save money at the pump. While newer model cars are built to have excellent fuel mileage, there are several steps you can take to improve the fuel consumption of your older vehicles. Basic tune-ups, including a fuel filter change, and balancing your tires can have a significant impact on how much fuel your car uses.

What Impacts Gas Mileage

The staff at GM Exclusive Auto Repair is here to help with all your car maintenance to improve your gas mileage. We can also help you better understand the things that impact how much gas your car eats up, which can save you money when you fill up.

Fuel Octane
When you put gas in your car, you have several different octane values. These values tell you how fast your car will burn up that particular fuel. The higher the octane value, the slower the gas burns. This could mean that putting a lower octane gas in your car will result in lower fuel mileage.

Fuel Type
If you drive a car, it probably requires unleaded fuel, but some cars and most trucks need diesel fuel. Diesel burns much faster over a shorter amount of time than unleaded fuel, which automatically means that diesel vehicles will have lower gas mileage.

Driving Condition
The average gas mileage of a vehicle is determined by combining the highway mpg and the city traffic mpg. Cars typically get better gas mileage on the highway than they do in street traffic.

For more information about how to improve your gas mileage in , CA, call our office at (760) 941-5002.