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7 Tips to Improve Gas Mileage in 2022 and Combat High Gas Price at the Pump in Northern Virginia

7 easy ways to improve gas mileage and reduce the effect of increasing gas prices at the pump.

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The world events such as the war in Ukraine, the supply chain impact of the pandemic and the overall change in drilling stance by OPEC and many American oil producing companies are playing havoc on prices at the pump. The is predicting no relief in prices at the pump till the 2nd half of 2022 and according to Patrick DeHan of Gas buddy, we could see national average move past $4.09, a record set in 2008!

The world events such as the war in Ukraine, the supply chain impact of the pandemic and the overall change in drilling stance by OPEC and many American oil producing companies are playing havoc on prices at the pump. The US Department of Energy is predicting no relief in prices at the pump till the 2nd half of 2022 and according to Patrick DeHan of Gas buddy, we could see national average move past $4.09, a record set in 2008!


This is why the experts at Wiygul Automotive Clinic have created these 7 tips to help Northern Virginia drivers improve their vehicle’s gas mileage by making a few simple changes in behavior.


1) Slow down - Moderate driving is one of the easiest and most controllable ways to save gas.

2) Use your cruise control when possible on highways - Maintaining constant speed improves gas mileage.

3) Keep your tires inflated to the proper pressure - Click here to learn how to check your tire pressure.

4) Think before you brake - The more aggressively you stop your car, the more gas you use.

5) Replace old spark plugs - This will ensure proper engine ignition in the combustion chamber.

6) Change your air filter - It is estimated that changing a dirty engine filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

7) Combine your trips - Engines are most efficient when they are warmed up so instead of taking frequent short trips, combining them is recommended. Improving gas mileage not only saves you money but also helps the environment by reducing emissions.


If you need a tune up, new spark plugs or a new air filter, schedule your appointment with Wiygul Automotive Clinic today.

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