Truck Tips

Improving Truck Fuel Efficiency in Fall

You may have spent a lot on fuel this summer, and you may be thinking you need to cut back somehow for the fall. You don’t necessarily have to cut back on fuel, but rather increase fuel efficiency. Wondering how to get the most out of your fuel this fall? Check out these tips for improving truck fuel efficiency:

  • Drive the speed limit. The word “limit” is there for a reason. As much as you want to get to your destination as fast as possible, going the speed limit is not only the safer option, but can also help you save gas. Just driving 10 mph lower than usual can save up to 4 mpg!
  • Drive with the windows up. Having your windows down actually causes aerodynamic drag, meaning it slows your vehicle down, causing the engine to work harder to accelerate. By putting your windows up, especially on the highway, your car can drive smoother while saving gas.
  • Tire pressure. It is important for the tire pressure to be at the recommended level. If the tire pressure is too low, it can but stress on the vehicle and cause the engine to work harder in order to keep the wheels turning.  Those big tires might look fancy, but a dependable, all-weather truck tire is best for increasing fuel efficiency.
  • Gas. Be sure you’re purchasing the correct gas for your truck. Buying premium grade fuel when you don’t need it is just a waste of money.
  • Check the air filter. A clogged, dirty air filter is a major no-no.  An air filter free of debris can increase fuel efficiency up to 10%.

fuel efficiency in fall

If you want more information about how to increase fuel efficiency this fall, or if you’re looking to customize your truck for the fall, give Trick Trucks a call at 1-866-60 TRICK or click here! For over 30 years, Trick Trucks has been helping people customize their trucks. Let us help you! Each Trick Trucks location, throughout Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Virginia, offers full-service, professional installation of Alpine navigation systems. Our work is guaranteed and all factory warrantees apply.

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