Nissan vehicles provide a great driving experience for many individuals and their families. While a Nissan can be lots of fun to drive, it can be challenging to budget for gas. With the recent increase in gas prices, many drivers are looking for effective ways to get better mileage out of their vehicles. Fortunately, there are several effective tips and tricks that can be used to save gas in a Nissan.
When driving a vehicle, it’s a good idea to avoid tailgating other vehicles on the road. In addition to increasing the risk of an accident, tailgating can cause excessive usage of the brakes. When an individual uses the brakes, he or she wastes the kinetic energy that has built up in a moving car.
If an individual’s driving habits involve constant switching between the brakes and the accelerator, it’s a good idea to evaluate one’s driving.
To avoid this problem, it’s essential to make sure that one leaves a 500 foot buffer when following another vehicle. This can be a great way for an individual to reduce the usage of the brakes on a vehicle.
It’s also a good idea to make sure that the tires on a vehicle are properly inflated. In many cases, over-inflated or under-inflated tires can have a negative impact on a vehicle’s estimated fuel usage.
When a tire is under-inflated, it takes more energy for the vehicle to rotate that tire. In addition, an over-inflated tire may not maintain very good traction on a road surface. This can also result in a reduction in a vehicle’s gas mileage rating.
To avoid these issues, check the pressure on one’s tires at least once a week. In addition, it’s a good idea to make sure that sure that the tread on one’s tires is good. In many cases, a poor tread can also cause a reduction in fuel efficiency.
It’s also a good idea to make sure that one drives at 55 to 65 mph. While there’s nothing wrong with driving faster or slower than this, most vehicles get the best gas mileage at these particular speeds.
Come into Montgomeryville Nissan for a gas savings assessment where we can tell you the best ways to squeeze some extra MPGs out of your Nissan.