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With gas prices skyrocketing, Virginia Beach drivers are doing everything they can to save a few dollars at the gas station. The good news is that if you drive a Nissan car, you’re already driving a vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, but there are additional strategies to increase your car’s fuel economy.

Here at our Nissan service center, our mechanics are happy to share their top seven ways to increase your car’s gas mileage.  

Use the Recommended Motor Oil Grade 

Before getting your Nissan oil change, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find out the recommended motor oil grade. Doing so can improve your gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent.  

Make Sure Your Tires Are Properly Inflated 

Driving on underinflated tires can put extra strain on your vehicle, which decreases gas mileage. To know your car’s proper PSI rating, check the manual or the sticker in the jamb of the driver’s side door.  

Avoid Storing Cargo on Your Vehicle 

Adding cargo containers or bike racks on the roof of your car increases the vehicle’s wind resistance, which means that your engine has to work harder to maintain speed. Avoid roof racks unless they’re necessary.  

Remove Excess Weight 

If you’re carrying around excess weight in the trunk of your car, such as luggage, salt, or sand, remove it, as it can cause your fuel economy to decrease.  

Keep Up to Date with Service 

Getting regular engine maintenance at our Nissan service center keeps your engine running efficiently and smoothly.  

Don’t Neglect the Check Engine Light 

If your check engine light has turned on, it could indicate an issue with a vehicle system that affects fuel economy. Schedule service with our mechanics when it turns on.  

Don’t Speed 

At speeds above 50 miles per hour, your fuel economy decreases rapidly. Drive the speed limit and avoid quick braking for fuel economy savings.  

Speak to our mechanics at our Nissan service center for more fuel-saving tips.  

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