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Keep a Clean Outer Car and Service Your Vehicle Before the Winter

Aug 17, 2007
How about keeping your car clean and saving your precious gas too? Yes, this can be possible when you keep your can exterior clean and waxed well.

The climatic conditions also play an important part in the proper maintenance of your car. So get to know when to take your car to the servicing centers.

With the changes in seasons you also change the tires of your car. The tires of cars are one of the causes of high or low consumption of fuel. So makes sure you take good care of your tires in different seasons and they are changed in time.

You can reduce the amount of drag on your car when you keep the exterior clean and waxed. This will add some gas savings into your pocket. It may seem like a small thing to do, and you most likely won't notice any difference at all in your fuel consumption, but keep in mind that every little bit helps when it comes to reducing your gas costs and saving at the gas pumps when you fill your car.

Many times when you purchase your gas at a gas station that has a car wash you can receive money off coupons to use when you wash your car.

This is a great way to save money while keeping your car clean. As the colder weather approaches you will want to make sure that your vehicle is in the best condition that it can be to deal with the colder weather. If you car needs servicing and you decide to wait until the spring weather you will find that your fuel consumption goes up dramatically.

Keep in mind that you may be putting snow tires on your car, further adding to the decrease in fuel economy that you many experience during the months of winter. If you are traveling greater distances during the winter months you may have to travel over roads that are experiencing winter conditions. Plan your trip accordingly by trying to travel when the roads are clear and there is no forecast of snow.

When it isn't winter and there is no snow on the ground you should replace your winter tires with summer tires or all season radials. Big snow tires with deep treads use more gasoline than lighter tires. Many times people leave their snow tires on all year round so that they can avoid the hassle of taking their car to the mechanic.

The amount of savings that you can get out of changing your tires each season should inspire to make that appointment with your mechanic rather than weigh your car down all through the year, even when there is no evidence of snow.

Store your winter tires in a place where they are free from moisture and dry heat. The better care you take of your winter tires the longer you can keep them, reducing the amount of money that you spend maintaining your tires and your car.

The same applies when you put your winter tires on your car and store your summer tires or all season radials. You will want to make sure that they are store correctly and are tightly covered. Many people overlook the important of maintaining tires when it comes to saving at the gas pumps.

To maximize the most savings that you can achieve at the gas pumps you need to pay attention to all the details of maintaining and driving your vehicle.

Driving on rough roads, such as those made of gravel or dirt, will reduce your fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent.

If there is an alternative route that you can take you should consider taking it if it isn't going to add too many miles onto your trip.

On a side note, if you are planning a camping trip and are driving a new model car or truck you may want to think about leaving your car at home and finding alternative travel arrangements.

The wear and tear to a vehicle that is being driven over rough gravel road can damage the underside of your vehicle, causing damage that you're not aware of for some time to come. This damage, even if minimal, could be a factor towards increasing your gas costs and fuel inefficiency.

Remember that every single care can saves you on your car fuel costs and gives you a better mileage to your car. So, always keep your cars clean and waxed well to give your car a good and shinning looks and saves you the fuel consumption as well.

Your car may give you less mileage in the winters compared to the summers. This is because your car consumes more fuel in the cold winter and the fuel economy decreases during the months of winters. So plan your car servicing in advance to avoid possible weather related problems when you drive your car in winters. And don't forget to put on your winter tires.

To minimize the fuel consumption and better fuel efficiency the tires need a good care. Heavy tires of the winters can consume more fuel so change them with the change in seasons. This can saves you a good amount of money on your fuel and mechanics expenses. Pay more attentions to all the details of maintaining and driving your vehicles this can help you save a great deal of money.
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