How to Help Your Car Run More Efficiently

Everyone wants to save money on gas. While the car you choose to drive can have a big impact on that, there are also a number of things you can do to further improve your vehicle's efficiency.

Driving Habits

  • Smooth driving: Sudden braking and acceleration can use more gas, so you can save gas by gradually and smoothly accelerating and braking.
  • Reduce weight: Don't weigh your car down with heavy items in the trunk; a lighter weight means better fuel economy.
  • Cruise Control: Cruise control will keep your speed consistent, which can help improve your fuel economy.
  • No idling: Idling uses up your gas, so it's better to just turn off your car when stopped for long periods of time.

Auto Service

  • Filter changes: A dirty air filter can negatively affect your acceleration and efficiency, so replacing it with a clean air filter will improve both performance and efficiency.
  • Engine maintenance: Frequent oil changes and timely repairs can keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently.
  • Tire pressure: Keeping tires properly inflated can improve your car's efficiency.
  • Correct oil: Using the right type of oil for your particular make and model can help your engine run smoothly and efficiently.

Feel free to schedule your service at our Silver Spring VW dealer serving Washington DC. We will gladly take care of all your auto service needs to help your car run as efficiently as possible.

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