Increasing your gas mileage can pay off big time at the pump. While fuel efficiencies can vary across makes and models, drivers can increase their gas mileage if they keep certain wasteful driving habits in mind and keep their car in top condition. And you’re in luck if you have an Infiniti, a brand that tends to offer strong gas mileage. Even the Infiniti QX60, a luxury 3-row SUV, offers 23 miles per gallon overall, which is more efficient than many smaller cars. These tips can help you increase the gas mileage on your Infiniti so that you can save some money and get the most out of your car.
- Keep up with your tire pressure
If your tires are low on pressure, you’re going to have lower rolling resistance, which means your car will be moving less efficiently. Tires lose pressure faster than people tend to think, so make sure you check your tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge periodically and inflate your tires at a gas station or auto parts store. And while adequate tire pressure is good for gas mileage, it also makes for much safer driving.
- Clear out anything that might be weighing your car down
Is your trunk full of stuff you barely need? Is the backseat of your car a mess of boxes that are weighing your car down? All these objects add wind resistance to your car, which makes it harder for your car to cut through the air. This is an easy fix that will pay off at the pump.
- Keep up with engine maintenance
All the filters and sensors in your Infiniti can be a bit overwhelming — but they’re very important in terms of keeping an eye on your engine’s health. Make sure you have your filters checked and try to get them replaced on a consistent basis. Clogged or dirty filters keep your car from running optimally, which lowers your Infiniti’s gas mileage. The auto mechanics at LexService say replacing your air filter on time is one of the best ways to easily increase your gas mileage.
- Cut down on idling in traffic
Your Infiniti has a convenient Auto Stop-Start feature that shuts things down when you’re not in motion. This is perfect if you tend to live in a city with crazy traffic that leads to long idling times. Though be aware that overusing this feature can wear down other parts of your car, so only use it when you’re really in bumper to bumper traffic.
- Pay attention to fuel type and motor oil
This is another easy fix. The reality is, not every car needs premium gas. Check your Infiniti’s manual. Do you need unleaded fuel? What octane level does your gas need to be? These are important things to consider. Same goes for motor oil — some premium types can overwork your engine in a way that makes your car less fuel efficient.
When it comes to keeping your car fuel efficient, it’s in your hands. The need for regular auto maintenance is a key part of responsible car ownership that can pay off when it comes to gas mileage. Skipping maintenance or trying to take on repairs at home can have costly unintended consequences. That’s why you should contact us here at LexService. We have ASE certified mechanics and technicians in Torrance and Artesia for Nissan, Honda, Lexus, Toyota, and other Japanese vehicles.