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In part I of this blog, we talked about improving gas mileage by ensuring your gas cap is secure, watching your speed, and utilizing cruise control. Here are a few more gas-saving tips from our mobile brake service company:

4. Watch your weight: The more your car weighs, the more strain there will be on the engine, causing it to work harder and use more fuel. Try to avoid keeping unnecessary things in your vehicle that will increase its weight.

5. Inflate tires to correct pressure: Operating your car with low tire pressure will increase your tires’ rolling resistance, making your engine work harder. Regularly checking your tire pressure ensures that your tires are properly inflated and will help with fuel economy.

6. Use the recommended motor oil: Every engine is designed to work with a specific type of motor oil. Using a heavier weight of oil than recommended can create too much friction, causing the engine to work harder and as a result burn more fuel.

These are just a few tips for improving your gas mileage, and some strategies even help to prevent wear on your brakes, allowing you to take more time between mobile brake service appointments. Now you can start thinking about what to do with the money you’ll save on fuel!