How to Improve Your Car's Efficiency

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Whether it's a trip to the city or a day through the suburbs, we know how much drivers in the Schaumburg area rely on their vehicles to get around. That's why it's important to understand your vehicle efficiency and the simple ways you can enhance the quality of your ride. Work like this can be done by yourself or a service professional, so these little changes can truly go a long way.

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Whether it's a trip to the city or a day through the suburbs, we know how much drivers in the Schaumburg area rely on their vehicles to get around. That's why it's important to understand your vehicle efficiency and the simple ways you can enhance the quality of your ride. Work like this can be done by yourself or a service professional, so these little changes can truly go a long way.

Behind the Wheel

Improving your fuel efficiency doesn't require a total rehaul of your engine and transmission. In fact, there are simple adjustments you can make to your driving style that can already have a tremendous impact on your fuel economy. Here's how you can do so:

  • Map out your location so you know your route beforehand and can adjust accordingly to avoid wasting gas on unnecessary stops and rerouting.
  • Reduce excess weight to avoid putting more pressure on your vehicle's rear axle. This will eliminate the need for the engine to work harder.
  • Drive the speed limit or below to allow your vehicle to burn gas more efficiently and also help you avoid getting speeding tickets.
  • Coast to signs and stop lights as decelerating will allow your vehicle to save more gas.
  • Use cruise control as this eliminates the need for constant accelerating and braking which can consume a lot of gas.
  • Don't keep your vehicle running and air conditioning systems on for prolonged periods as this can quickly burn excess gallons of fuel.

Home Maintenance

You don't have to be the expert mechanic of Streamwood to find easy ways to promise good gas mileage. Taking the time to do these small tasks can not only help you get more in tune with what effects the performance of your engine, but also spot fixes early on to keep your car running in top shape.

  • Properly inflate tires to the recommended pressure of your vehicle and check your tire treads to monitor rolling resistance.
  • Use the recommended motor oil for your vehicle as this will allow your vehicle to perform at its best and use fuel sparingly.
  • Check your rubber gas cap seal as it can break down over time and allow oxygen to get into your tank and burn gas.
  • Refill your gas tank in the morning instead of the evening as you can save more and receive more gas due to a more dense patrol.

At the Shop

If you're truly looking to take your fuel economy to the next level, then the service professionals at your local Elgin Hyundai dealership are here to help. Routine maintenance work, as well as some optional pricier upgrades, can help further maintain the quality of your fuel-efficient car.

  • Replace air filters and spark plugs as this will eliminate the blockage in the car's filter and continue to help your vehicle burn fuel more efficiently.
  • Choose reliable replacement wheels that are light and can handle the weight of the car and the capabilities of the engine.
  • Install an electric thermatic fan that can hold up against the engine and does not get worn down too quickly.
  • An ultrasonic cleansing can be extra but it gives your engine a thorough cleaning by removing carbon deposits clogging up your fuel injectors.
  • Remapping your engine control unit may cost you more, but enables you to retweak the performance capabilities of your engine.

Dedicated to Our Customers

At Elgin Hyundai, we're dedicated to offering customers high-quality vehicles they can count on. We also take pride in offering customers resources to learn more about their vehicles like how to take care of your tires or the gas mileage can you expect from a used car. If you have questions on how to improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, our service department is always available to help. And, if you're in the market for a Hyundai model, contact us today to schedule a test drive on any new or certified pre-owned vehicle.

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