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What Can You Do To Minimize Gas Consumption and Save Money?

It will not come as a shock when we tell you the price of gas is continuously rising. That is why it is more important than ever to find a fuel-efficient vehicle as well as ways to cut fuel costs. If we ask the average Canadian if they enjoy paying a lot of money at the pumps, how many of you think the answer would be yes. We know you love the drive of your new Honda Civic or your fuel-efficient Honda HR-V. But ever-rising gas prices may be taking some of the fun out of your ride every time you fill-up the tank.

We have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the bad news first. The price of gas is not likely to drop any time soon. The good news. There are many easy ways to reduce the amount of gas you use, resulting in less money spent at the pumps. Let us give you some tips on ways you can start saving on gas in Canada.

  1. Use Your Mobile Technology. There are several apps available for download that display current local gas station fuel prices. Gas price tracking apps allow you to compare local gas station prices, so you can figure out which station offers the best deal. Some popular apps include Gas Buddy, Waze, and CAA.
  2. Drive Smarter. Your driving habits can have a significant impact on how much gas you use up. To improve fuel efficiency, try the following
    1. Limit your car's engine idling time.
    2. Fill up your tank when you don't need to. Don't wait until your tank is almost empty. Consider filling up when your tank is half full, allowing you to shop around for the best deal.
    3. Take unnecessary items out of your trunk to reduce the weight of the car.
    4. Aggressive driving uses up to 35% more gas. By keeping a smooth, calm, and steady pace, and reducing quick acceleration and sudden stops, will result in better fuel efficiency.
  3. Regular Maintenance Is Important. Properly maintaining your car not only maximizes performance, but it also helps you save on gas. Proper tire inflation can help to reduce friction, which in turn helps improve gas mileage. Make sure to check your tires at least once a month. Also, regular tune-ups will clean engine filters and boost fuel efficiency. Schedule a service appointment today, and let us help you save more at the pumps.

For more information on how you can drive a little more fuel-efficient, contact us.