Maximizing your car’s fuel efficiency can significantly reduce the cost of owning your vehicle. There are many steps that you can take to accomplish this goal such as not letting the engine idle or planning your errands so that you travel fewer miles per trip.

Reducing the amount of weight that your vehicle has to transport can help to improve gas mileage. This is because it will need to use less energy to accelerate or sustain your preferred cruising speed. You may be able to make your vehicle lighter by getting rid of sporting equipment, power tools, or other items that aren’t part of your emergency kit.

Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule can also improve your car’s fuel efficiency. In many cases, not getting the tires rotated or the oil changed in a timely manner can result in reduced performance as well as reduced gas mileage.