Road trip season is upon us. Whether you’re visiting family, the mountains, the beach, a theme park, or some other adventure, costs can add up quickly. Before you embark on your next road trip, give the following road trip MPG tips a try. Maximizing your MPG will save you money at the pump, which in turn will give you more money to spend on fun activities.
Underinflated tires lower your MPG and cost you money, as well as wear out your tires faster and unevenly. Tire pressure changes as the temperature outside changes. So, even if you had your tire pressure checked last month, make sure to check your tire pressure before you embark on your road trip. Adjust the tire pressure as needed.
Dirty air and oil filters are the biggest causes for lower MPG. Before you leave on your trip, make sure your air filter is clean and you’ve changed your oil filter. Your MPG and wallet will thank you.
Clean Under the Hood
Clean up all debris, leaves, dust, and other foreign objects that don’t belong under the hood of your vehicle. Disintegrated leaves and other dirt can clog radiators, which in turn can cause overheating. It can also cause poor A/C performance and also clog your air filter, which will hurt your MPG. So, before you leave, make sure you clean under your hood.
The certified technicians at Lubricar Jiffy Lube are also here to help you prepare for your road trip adventures. Just stop by for a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change and our Lubricar Jiffy Lube technicians will not only change your oil and filter, but will change, inspect, fill and clean your vehicle’s vital parts and fluids. So you can embark on your road trip without worry.
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