Today’s tip is a very subtle way for you to help increase your car’s gas mileage and fuel efficiency, will more than likely help increase the life of your vehicle, and, over time, will help you save some money.
Switch from conventional motor oil to synthetic oil.
The reason synthetic oil will probably help you achieve greater gas mileage is due to the fact it tends to lubricate your car’s engine better than conventional motor oil.Â Because of the better lubrication, there tends to be less friction within the engine, which causes the engine to run more efficiently, helping you achieve greater gas mileage.
The only real down side is you probably won’t see an imediate “return on investment” after switching from conventional motor oil to synthetic, mostly because of the increased cost of synthetic oil.Â However, over the life of your car, you should expect to see a savings thanks to the reduced wear and tear on your car’s engine.Â
Also, you tend to be able to get more miles between oil changes when you use synthetic oil.Â Most manufacturers recommend oil changes every three or four thousand miles when using conventional motor oil, while recommending changes every five to six thousand miles when using synthetic oil.
So, if you’re looking to get a slight boost in gas mileage, you might want to take a look at switching from conventional motor oil to either a synthetic blend or straight synthetic oil.