You don't have to drive a ''green'' car to get the most fuel efficiency on San Antonio's highways. Saving money is the name of the game when you learn to maximize your car's economy, and it's simple to do as long as you're consistent and savvy with how you drive your Buick or GMC. By following the five simple tips below, you'll notice a vast improvement in how your Buick or GMC performs and saves gas!
First things first: service! An ill-performing Buick, GMC or certified pre-owned vehicle is bound to experience maintenance issues if it is not serviced on a routine basis. Not only can an irregularly maintained vehicle lead to engine failure and a sluggish performance, but it has a direct impact on fuel efficiency. Surprisingly enough, the direct cause of decreased efficiency is due to underinflated tires. Our service experts at the Cavender Certified Service Department in San Antonio are trained to ensure your Buick or GMC is accurately maintained and riding on properly inflated tires! Schedule service.
Rushing to get out of San Antonio traffic makes a lot of us mash the gas pedal to get to our destination faster, but be wary of this speedy tactic. Speeding is the surest way to decrease gas mileage and increase the risk of a ticket! Save up to four gallons of gas and avoid a speeding ticket by driving the set limit.
Keep the Windows Up
Soaring temperatures are no stranger here in Texas, but when the breeze is blowing just right and the sun isn't beaming too intensely, a lot of us like to roll our windows down to welcome cool air. However, driving with the windows down makes your car work harder by increasing drag. If you can't resist feeling the breeze, you may want to consider the new 2016 Buick Cascada convertible! Shop here!
Resist Quick Acceleration
Whether you're behind the wheel of the sporty Buick Regal GS or the athletic GMC Terrain Denali, quick and frequent acceleration decreases fuel efficiency and can be harmful to the brakes when making sudden stops. Take it easy, accelerate gently and come to smooth, complete stops.
Take a Hike
Hike, bike, ride with someone else or take advantage of a San Antonio metropolitan transit to give your car some rest in order to save gas and money!