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Five Tips to Improve Your Gas Mileage


Safeguarding Your Vehicle and Savings: 5 Tips to Improve Gas Mileage in 2023

Gas prices continue to climb, and it's more important than ever to get the most out of your vehicle's gas mileage. At Robert’s Collision & Repair, we've evolved over the past decade to specialize exclusively in bodywork. Our mission is to help you keep your vehicle in pristine condition, ensuring you don't have to visit us due to an accident. Here are five tips to enhance your gas mileage while safeguarding your vehicle in 2023.

1. Drive Defensively to Avoid Accidents:

Saving Gas and Staying Safe

Aggressive driving, characterized by speeding, rapid acceleration, and sudden braking, not only endangers your safety but also harms your gas mileage. By adopting defensive driving habits, you not only conserve fuel but also reduce the risk of accidents that might require our bodywork expertise.

If you do find yourself in need of support after an accident, give us a call or visit our website!

2. Respect Speed Limits for Safety and Savings:

Slow Down for Fuel Efficiency

Gas mileage tends to decrease as your speed increases, particularly when exceeding 50 mph. By obeying posted speed limits, you not only protect yourself and others on the road but also save on fuel costs.

3. Minimize Weight for Improved Efficiency:

Lighten the Load

Carrying excess weight, especially heavy items, can hamper gas mileage. Regularly clean out your vehicle, removing unnecessary items to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the likelihood of accidents.

4. Prevent Roof Cargo to Stay Safe and Save:

No Roof Hassles, No Accidents

Transporting heavy cargo on your roof increases wind resistance, forcing your vehicle to work harder. This can lead to decreased fuel economy and a higher risk of accidents. Avoid roof cargo whenever possible to ensure a smoother, safer ride.

5. Cruise Control for Consistent Safety and Savings:

Controlled Speed for Peace of Mind

On the highway, engage cruise control to maintain a steady speed. This minimizes speed fluctuations and contributes to safer, more efficient driving, reducing the chances of accidents.

In addition to these tips, remember that regular vehicle maintenance is essential for optimizing gas mileage and ensuring your vehicle remains in top shape. In 2023 and beyond, let's drive defensively, save money, and keep our vehicles in impeccable condition, so we can enjoy the road without the worry of accidents or unnecessary repairs. Visit our website!


Gas prices are on the rise. It is important to get the most out of our gas mileage. There are several tips and tricks that will help drive more effectively, along with saving you money at the gas pump. If you believe your vehicle is running out of gas too quickly, we can help. Robert’s Collision & Repair is always available to answer any questions you may have. For now, we have five tips to improve your gas mileage:

  • Avoid driving aggressively: Speed and rapid acceleration or deceleration is considered aggressive driving. Not only is driving aggressively dangerous, it also is not good for your vehicle’s gas mileage. Driving sensibly is both safer and cost effective.
  • Be cautious of the speed limit: Gas mileage usually decreases the faster you go, especially when you reach speeds over 50 mph. Observing the speed limit is an excellent way to improve gas mileage while staying safe.
  • Avoid hauling heavy cargo, especially on your roof: If possible, try to avoid hauling heavy cargo, especially if it is on the roof of your vehicle. When it is on your roof, the wind is pulling on your vehicle, causing your car to work much harder to go forward. This dramatically lowers fuel economy.
  • Remove any excess weight: If you have any unneeded items, especially if they are heavy, in your vehicle, remove them.
  • Use cruise control: When you use cruise control on the highway, it allows you to maintain a constant speed, thus saving gas.

A properly maintained engine is an excellent way to also improve your gas mileage. Sometimes, something in your engine could be amiss, and your fuel economy can be greatly affected. Robert’s Collision & Repair can inspect your engine to make sure everything is working tip-top shape. We are located at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey, California, which is just a few miles away from Seaside, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Carmel, and Marina. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


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