With gas prices in Oregon hovering near $4.00 per gallon, and well over that in many parts of Bend and Central Oregon, many people who have car insurance in Central Oregon are feeling the pain at the pump, and are searching for ways to lower their gasoline expenses and what they don’t know is that it’s easier than they think to save money at the pump.
Buy A Lighter Vehicle
Vehicles today are at least 1,000 pounds (or more) heavier than vehicles that were produced 20 to 30 years ago; auto makers like Mazda are aware of this and are making the effort to produce more vehicles that come in at 2,500 pounds or lighter. If you’re in the market to buy a new or used vehicle, so you can save money on gasoline expenses, the first way that you can realize that savings every month is by buying a vehicle that weighs less than 3,000 pounds and has more carbon fiber and aluminum than steel.
For those drivers who don’t want to get rid of the vehicles they may be driving right now, the easy solution to making a vehicle lighter is by the changing rims or wheels on that vehicle from steel to aluminum and investing in a carbon fiber body kit if the owner is thinking about customization.
The next way to save money at the gas pump is by investing more money into engine maintenance by getting a tune-up at least once per year, using fuel system cleaner at least once every six months and buying a higher octane gasoline at least once a month because, a higher octane gasoline will burn hotter and rid the engine of any carbon buildup.
For more great tips on how to make your vehicle more fuel efficient, the Tye Farnsworth Insurance Agency team today at (541) 318-8835 or click here for a free online quote.