LIFESTYLE: How to Make Your Car More Economical to Run

 Most conscientious car owners would like to make their cars more economical. Making your car more economical means you are finding ways to make it more efficient and improving its performance so that it ruins longer without issue. With rising fuel costs, finding ways to be economical with your car makes a lot of sense. Fortunately, there are many ways you can do this as long as you are prepared to give your car a little TLC.

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High-Quality Oil   

In order for your car to run at its optimum, it needs to be well lubricated. It needs oil that can easily flow through all the moving parts. Standard oil is better than no oil, but this is far thicker than a high-quality oil which performs better under stress and friction. Basically, the thinner the oil, the better it is at keeping your car lubricated. Meaning it will run for longer without needed a part replaced. You could even try synthetic oil as it has been specially formulated for cars. 


Alloys are a great upgrade to a car, even without thinking about how the car runs. Due to the fact that alloys are made of aluminium and nickel, they weigh a lot less than their steel counterparts. This means is that the car becomes lighter and therefore uses less fuel. In addition, alloys cause your suspensions less stress, and that makes your car much easier to handle. So, that is another great reason to upgrade to alloys or get Platinum Wheel Repairs. By installing alloys, you will be able to drive longer and further as you get far more miles out of your tank.

Get Rid of the Junk

Yes, doing a spring clean of your car is a great way to ensure that there is nothing heavy inside that you are carrying about with you everywhere you go. The heavier your car is, the less distance it will go in a full tank. So, check the back seats, the passenger seats, the google compartment and most of all, the boot. So many people have a lot of rubbish in their boots. Not only is this weighing our car down, but it is all very annoying for all the shopping trips and not being able to put your bags anywhere. Also, if your car has seen better days and is becoming more and more expensive to drive, maybe it’s the car itself that is the rubbish you need to get rid of. Getting a new car would be better for you and the environment.  


Replace the Filter

As long as you get your car regularly maintained, this will be something that happens as a matter of course. However, not changing the air filter will result in your car breaking down. A car needs air to breathe. A clogged air filter does not allow air into the engine, which means it can get choked up, overheat and stall, and basically not work. This is clearly something you want to avoid, especially if you regularly drive far away from home.

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