3 Money-Saving Driving Tips to Try

Maintaining your car can sometimes feel as expensive as buying a new one. Continue reading for three tips to help you cut costs. 

3 Ways to Save Money While Driving

Invest in a Fuel-Efficient Car

Fuel is one of the most expensive parts of owning and maintaining a car. Not all cars are equally matched when it comes to fuel consumption. Generally speaking, smaller cars require less fuel than their larger counterparts. Of course, there are many exceptions to this rule so be sure to check out which models are recognized by Consumer Reports as the most fuel-efficient models on the market. 

 

For unrivaled fuel efficiency, a hybrid model will keep more gas money in your wallet than the competition. The initial cost of the car may seem like a hefty investment, but you’ll get to shift a good deal of money out of your travel and gas budget line every month. 

Drive More Conservatively

The way you drive plays a large role in how much fuel your car consumes therefore affecting how much money you’re pouring directly into the tank. Fast acceleration consumes more fuel than slow and steady acceleration. Excessive braking wastes the momentum your fuel has already created. 

 

To save money, embrace a more conservative driving style. Maintain a healthy distance behind the person in front of you so you won’t actively have to break and reaccelerate as the person in front of you adjusts his speed. Coast at a steady speed on the highway and stretch every drop of gas to its maximum potential. 

Follow a Routine Maintenance Schedule

Your car’s overall performance will be hindered if the components of your car are working at less than peak performance. Underinflated tires will not only wear down faster than properly inflated ones, they’ll drastically lower your gas mileage. Likewise, keeping your engine properly tuned and replacing your fluids and filters will keep your engine from working harder than it has to to run smoothly and efficiently. If it’s been a while since you’ve completed routine maintenance on your car, schedule service today so you can enjoy the long-term savings. 

Find a More Efficient Car in West Palm Beach, FL

Trade in your gas guzzler for a new, efficient model at Schumacher Auto Group. We have an impressive inventory of new cars for sale in West Palm Beach, FL. We often highlight our favorite models with our new car specials so be sure to take a look and see what you can find. Give us a call or drop by our dealership today to get started.