These days, fuel costs can make up a big part of our weekly expenses. With the price of Gas or Diesel seemingly going up each week, most of us are looking for ways to drive more efficiently and save money. Here are a few tips to make the most of every tank.

Tires

Make sure your tires are in good condition and are set at the certified pressure. Tire pressures are normally set to between 32 to 34 psi, but always check the certified rating which is usually stamped on the inside of the driver’s door. If your tires are a little flat, it means your engine has to work harder to push your car along.

Switch to Summer Tires

Winter tires have a higher degree of traction and therefore more fuel is needed to get the car going. Swap your winter tires to summer tires as soon as the season allows to reduce your fuel consumption.

Empty Your Car of unnecessary Belongings

Remove anything that is not needed. Heavy items weigh your car down. Your engine has to work harder to carry things too. Even small items can add up if you have a lot of things. You could save money if you keep your car as empty as it can be.

Keep Your Car Maintained

Sticking to a regular servicing schedule not only minimizes the chances of mechanical breakdowns, but your car also runs a lot smoother and more efficiently when it’s running on clean and correct oil.