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OUR BLOG

06/07/2016
It doesn't matter whether it's an SUV, everyday Sedan, sports car, or a Minivan, there is one thing that all motorists share in common - gas. And while there isn't very much that each of these motorists, including yourself, can do to lower the price of gas, there is a lot that you can do to maximize the fuel efficiency of your car.

Basic Car Tips to Reduce Gas Usage

Along with helping thousands of motorists, just like yourself, find the right products for a synthetic oil change in Zebulon, Synthetic Solutions knows a thing of two when it comes to how your vehicle operates. With this knowledge, we here at Synthetic Solutions have prepared a list of easy to follow tips to get the most out of each gallon.

Tire Pressure

It may be difficult to relate your tires to the amount of gas you use, however, tire pressure can play a pretty significant part. When tire pressure is too low, it increases the amount of friction between the tires and the road as you drive. This means that your engine has to work harder to keep your vehicle moving. The extra energy it needs comes from only one place - your gas tank. Check your owner's manual and make sure your tire pressure is at the appropriate level for sealed road driving.  Then, every third time you visit the gas station, spend an extra two minutes to make sure they stay at the right level.

A Synthetic Oil Change

As your engine operates, metal parts inside move around and against each other to keep your car running. To make sure these parts glide smoothly, engine lubricant, or motor oil, acts as a barrier between each part. This barrier not only protects your engine parts but makes the process smoother so that your engine requires less energy to operate. In fact, Ford advises that using the correct grade of engine oil can increase fuel economy by 2%.  Often a task left to a mechanic, any motorist that doesn't mind getting a little dirty can perform a synthetic oil change, you just need the right products. Speak with Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749 and ask about the right AMSOIL synthetic oil for your engine. With years of experience helping motorist just like yourself perform a synthetic oil change, you can rest assured you will get the right product and the best advice.

Oil Filter

As mentioned above, the engine lubricant ensures smoother actions within your engine. However, as it operates,  impurities can be introduced into the motor lubricant which can hinder the performance of your engine. The job of your oil filter is to trap these and prevent them from recirculating. If it wears out and can't do its job, these impurities continue to flow through your engine, affecting the performance of your vehicle.

Use Your Gears

If you drive a manual car, you have an advantage when it comes to fuel usage. Most drivers watch their gauges and dials to decide when to change gears. However, this isn't always the most efficient way, often leading to early gear changes which force the engine to struggle and operate inefficiently. When driving, listen to your car's engine and change up gears when it has become comfortable operating in the current gear.

Keep It Light

If you have been driving around with a trunk full of sports gear that you haven't had the time to take out, you are wasting fuel. The heavier your vehicle, the more gas it uses. Each time that you drive, be sure that you are only carrying what you need.

No More Idling

Gone are the days where your car needed to 'warm up' before driving. Most modern cars don't need to be 'warmed up' before driving. Only start the engine when you and your passengers are all buckled in and ready to roll. This tip extends to traffic. If you are stuck in traffic with no movement in sight, switch off your engine to save fuel while you wait.

Save Fuel With a Synthetic Oil Change in Zebulon

These are just some of the great ways which you can get the most out of your gas tank. And while changing your oil filter or performing a synthetic oil change may seem daunting, take it slow when you do it and learn from the experience. Not only is it good to know how to perform these tasks if you are stuck with no help around, but it can also save you on mechanics fees. Make sure that you only use the highest quality and best-suited products for your engine. If in doubt, speak with Synthetic Solutions at (919) 600-2749 and talk to an expert about your car. If you are new to the process, let us know so that we can tailor our advice to your needs.
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 (919) 600-2749


 122 E Gannon Ave 
     Zebulon, NC 27597  
     United States
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