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How to Get Better Gas Mileage in a Truck

Truck mileage

Do you know why your truck is getting terrible mileage? Do you know how to save gas? Several reasons are causing the truck on getting terrible mileage it can be controllable or not, which is the most often case. The cost of fuel that keeps increasing ripped the budget of the average owner, no other way to save the budget on fuel but to maximize the use. Terrible fuel mileage can become better as long as you know how to get better gas mileage. We have listed some of the habits that need to be avoided to get better gas mileage for your truck. As you travel there are factors that contribute to your truck to get better mileage.

How to get better gas mileage in a truck

Maintain proper tire pressure. Your truck efficiency is significantly affected by tire pressure. Always check the tire for proper tire pressure, do not run the truck with an under-inflated tire. Do not neglect to check the tire pressure, check the tire at least once a week. If you run the truck with the correct tire pressure it can add up to stretching a few miles of per gallon of the fuel the truck consumes. In checking the tire pressure, do not just look at the tire using a tire pressure gauge to accurately check the tire pressure. The recommended tire pressure is usually located on the tire pressure sticker located near the driver's side door. If the tire is under pressure the tire rolling resistance increases which affects gas mileage. Always in the tire according to the recommended pressure given by the truck manufacturer. Usually, there is a label adhere near the driver side door that indicates proper tire inflation pressure, if you cannot find the label, refer to your truck owner’s manual. Never inflate the tire exceeding the recommended pressure, this can be dangerous.

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Tire pressure

Maintain proper wheel alignment. If your truck is not properly aligned the drag on your truck will increase, the tire will have a greater scrub against the road surface.

Do not overload. The heavier the truck the more fuel it consumes, therefore remove the unnecessary load on your tuck as much as possible. Every load that the tuck carries has an equivalent fuel it consumes.

Do not over speed. The most economical range of speed that the truck can run is 40 to 50 mph. Maintaining this speed will add up to the mile per gallon your truck can run with better fuel consumption. Also, sudden acceleration consumes more fuel than gradually accelerate coming from a stop.

Do not travel during traffic hours. If you stuck in the traffic your truck will consume more than while your truck run, therefore plans your trip avoid traveling if you know the hours the traffic builds up.

Avoid stop and go driving. When you drive avoid sudden stop and sudden acceleration, driving with stop and go habit consumes extra fuel than normal, also stop and go driving will affect the life of your tire it will reduce the life span of the tire.

Follow proper maintenance. Maintenance is the most important activity you never forget, follow the periodic maintenance schedule recommended by the truck manufacturer. The manufacturer set periodic maintenance to avoid the small problem from developing into a bigger problem. Most people view periodic maintenance as only changing oil but it’s not, periodic maintenance is not only changing oil but there are several check items that are set by the manufacturer to check to avoid the occurrence of a bigger problem in the future. If you want to know what is the maintenance schedule of your truck you may find the periodic maintenance on your truck owners manual, or the warranty manual booklet.

These are only a few tips that you can do to gain the extra mile, and somewhat improves driving habits that contribute to your truck to have a bad fuel mileage.

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