Four Ways to Save Money Between Fuel Stops

Driving a truck might not be easy on your wallet when it comes to fueling up but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular vehicles in the United States. In 2017, the Ford F-150 was America’s best selling vehicle. It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that bigger trucks with big engines and tanks burn more fuel because they’re heavier. However, if you’re looking to save a little money between your visits to the diesel or gas pump, take a look at some of our suggestions below.

Drive Steadily and Carefully

The best thing you can do for your truck’s fuel intake is not to try to show off at the stoplight. You use the right amount of fuel when you follow speed limits and accelerate and brake responsibly. Constant breaking and accelerating can kill your truck’s fuel economy. You can use cruise control on the highway to help maintain a steady speed but be wary of your fellow drivers so that you don’t run the risk of having to slam on your breaks to cut your speed.

Use the Recommended Amount – and the Right Type – of Fuel

Check your truck’s owner’s manual to find out the recommended fuel type for your vehicle. The manufacturer will tell you exactly how many gallons and what kind of fuel – diesel or gas – your truck needs. NEVER put diesel fuel in a gasoline truck and vice versa. Doing so can result in costly repairs and maintenance that you could easily avoid.

Go Easy on Your Load

The biggest appeal of any pickup is its ability to haul large loads long distances. The trick is to unload after hauling and avoid leaving loads in the back of your truck. A heavy load in your bed can weigh down your truck and make your engine work harder to get your truck moving. If you only use a heavy item once a week, take it out after every use and load it back up only when you need it. The extra lifting is a small price to pay for the money you’ll save in the long run.

Get a Regular Tune-Up

The best thing you can do for your truck is to take it in for regular maintenance. Check your tire alignment and get them rotated. Regularly change your truck’s oil. Inspect your engine and fuel pump to make sure they’re in good working order. These little steps are a guaranteed way to confirm that your truck is in the best possible shape.

Contact Performance Auto today to speak with our honest and qualified team. Let us take care of your truck maintenance and repair today!

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