Cut Down on Your Gas Cost in Your BMW


With gas prices on the rise, it only makes sense that you would want to do all you can to improve your gas mileage in your BMW. There are many ways you can go about getting better gas mileage and you can learn about a lot of those things in this article.

Keep your car light – Cutting down on the weight in the trunk and passenger areas will also help. For this reason, cleaning your car regularly can help you to get better gas mileage.

Don't speed – Driving faster will cause you to use more gas. This is just one of the reasons why you want to make sure you drive the speed limit. You may find that using cruise control helps to keep you at the speed limit.

Start your car as little as possible – Each time you start your car, you use quite a bit of gas. The more errands you can run at the same time, the better it will be on your gas mileage.

Don't tie things to your luggage rack – Unless it's absolutely necessary, you should avoid driving with things on your luggage rack. The wind resistance can cause you to burn a lot more fuel.

Be a smooth driver – Stopping fast, taking off fast, and revving your motor wastes gas and it isn't good on your car. You want to drive smoothly and try to pick up speed at a nice, even level.

Try not to use the air – Running your car's air conditioner can waste a good amount of gas. If you can, try getting by on a hot day with rolling down the windows instead.

Limit the idling – If you are parked waiting for someone and have the car idling, make sure you don't let it idle for too long. Not only does this waste your gas, but it also increases your chances of overheating your car.

Keep your car properly serviced – Make sure you get your car tuned-up on schedule. Dirty spark plugs will cause it to burn fuel inefficiently. Also, dirty air filters will also cause your car to use more gas than is necessary. Low tiers make your car work harder which also eats up more gas.

Follow the tips above to cut down on the amount of gas your car uses. If you have any concerns about the way your BMW is running, take it in right away to have it looked at by a mechanic like Autowerkes.


26 June 2015

Keep Your Vehicle Safe

Hello. My name’s Samuel Jacobs. I retired from my job as an auto mechanic last year. During my years as a mechanic, I had the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Some have remained friends to this day. When I was working, there is one thing that I came across at least weekly. That is how uneducated people are when it comes to their vehicle’s tires. Properly cared for tires are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Without them, your car isn’t going anywhere. If they give out on you while you are driving, there is the potential for serious injury. I’m going to share some tire safety information here. Things like the importance of correct inflation, how to check the tread, when to replace tires, tire rotation, and what to do in case of a blow-out. I hope you find this information to be helpful.