Get the most out of your fuel economy during the winter months

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and tricks on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 11:06 am
Ways to improve winter fuel economy

Ways to improve winter fuel economy

The winter weather makes your car work harder to do just about everything. This leads to a noticeable drop in fuel economy when the weather gets colder. So what can be done to prevent this? Take a look at these ways to improve winter fuel economy to learn more about everything you can do that the most out of each tank of gas.

Keep your car at a higher temperature

winter clearing off windshieldOne of the best ways to help out your car is to store it in a warmer place. Keeping your car in a garage, and out of the elements can help keep the car warmer. This means the engine does not have to work as hard to warm up and can save gas. A warmer cabin will also mean you do not have to run your heater as long to warm up the car. Speaking of the heater…

Only use electronic systems when necessary

Running the heater, defroster, heated seats or any other electronic systems on your car requires energy. Many of these systems are necessities when the temperature drops, but they will drag down your fuel economy. Cutting down on the use of electronics can help save you money at the gas pump.

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Minimize engine idling

Warming up your car by running the engine before driving may seem like a good idea, and it can help warm up the cabin of your car and make the vehicle more comfortable, but running the engine will use a significant amount of gas. Engines are not running properly when they are idling, and driving your car normally will cause it to warm up faster, because the car is running the way it has been designed to.

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