As we prepare to wind the holiday season down and kick off the new year, everyone is looking for ways to save a little money. Padron Automotive, LLC wants to help you cut driving costs so you can make the most of the season. Use these money-saving driving tips and tricks to save you money in the long run.
Get the Most From Your Tires
Properly inflated tires mean more miles per gallon and fewer trips to the gas station for a fill-up. At Padron Automotive, LLC, we recommend that you keep your tire pressure between 30 and 35 psi. This can change based on the make and model of your car. To find the optimal tire pressure for your vehicle, check your owner’s manual.
Get a Tune-Up
Getting a regular tune-up allows your mechanic to give your vehicle a thorough inspection and catch minor issues before they turn into costly repairs. Our team of expert mechanics will check your fluids, brakes, tires, battery, and other essential components to make sure your car is safe for the road.
Speeding can decrease the miles per gallon you are getting out of your vehicle. Sticking to the speed limit will help you get the optimal mpg for your car. If you are traveling longer distances, turn on your cruise control to get the best fuel efficiency.
Keep Track of Gas Prices
Choose where you fill up your tank based on the lowest available gas prices. There are multiple apps available including Waze and Gas Buddy that will help you find the best prices in your area.
Cut Down on the Air Conditioning
On a hot, sunny day, your car’s air conditioning is a lifesaver. But did you know that it also uses gas? A cheaper option is to roll down the windows and enjoy the warm breeze.
Did you know that idling for longer than 10 seconds at a time uses more gas than stopping and restarting your car? Whether you are waiting in line at a drive-thru or are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic you should consider stopping and restarting your vehicle when it is possible.
Keep Your Fluids Topped Off
Your vehicle relies on various fluids to keep it running smoothly and to maintain the integrity of your vehicle. By checking your fluids and getting regular oil changes and transmission flushes you can prevent costly repairs.
Mind Your Windshield
It has happened to all of us. You are driving down the road and a pebble gets kicked up into your windshield. That minor ding can quickly turn into a spiderweb crack causing visibility issues and needing a windshield replacement. Instead, get the problem fixed as soon as it happens.
Call Padron Automotive, LLC today for all your auto maintenance and repair needs. Our goal is to make sure that every customer who walks through our door makes us their hometown auto repair shop of choice.