Posted by Zane Winberg on

There are plenty of reasons to care about your miles per gallon - buying less gas, causing less pollution, taking it easier on your car, getting your money’s worth, and making good decisions for the environment. Especially in the past decade both science, engineering, and the media have made huge strides toward increasing our miles per gallon and making our cars more environmentally friendly. The cars of today have much better miles per gallon than the cars of our parent’s generation.

One common misconception is that the only factor in miles per gallon is the type of car you drive. Big SUVs, vehicles with four wheel drive, trucks, and multi-passenger vehicles have the reputation for poor miles per gallon ratings. On the other hand you know that hybrid, electric, and smaller cars will have traditionally better miles per gallon and a far better effect on the environment. Of course this is true, but those are not the only factors in miles per gallon. You aren’t stuck with your miles per gallon the day you drive your car off the lot.

What you put in your car affects your miles per gallon. Have you thought about the food (fuel) you’re feeding your car? The octane level of gas has a big impact on your car, and using the correct level of gasoline will help your car perform at peak levels. The first thing you need to do is to consult your owner’s manual. What does your car’s manufacturer suggest for fuel? It is vital that you use that fuel very carefully. If it required diesel fuel, use it even if it’s more expensive or sometimes difficult to find. Your car’s engine was designed and built to run efficiently on the suggested type of fuel, so using a different kind means that your engine, and your miles per gallon, will suffer. Using a lower octane fuel than is required can cause your engine to “knock” or “ping” and result in buildup, friction, heat, and even engine damage. It is vital that you find out exactly what type of fuel your car requires and then use it responsibly.

Another way your gas can improve your miles per gallon is if you utilize a fuel additive. Some fuel additives, like CleanBoost Maxx, are designed to work in sync with your fuel to help your engine run more cleanly and efficiently. When you use a fuel additive you will find that your miles per gallon improve because your car’s engine is able to burn every single drop of fuel. This means your engine is working as designed, and not getting too overworked or overheated. It means that your engine is maximizing efficiency, and adding more miles to your gallon. It saves you money at the pump and at the auto shop, because it keeps your engine cleaner and free of friction and buildup that can cause long term problems.

You can increase and improve your miles per gallon by utilizing the proper fuel choice and investing in a good fuel additive like CleanBoost Maxx.

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