The summer months are known for day trips and lengthy vacations all across the Avenel, NJ area. As you plan your trip this summer, you need to be mindful of the money you budget for gas. Filling the tank can be painful, especially during the summer. Even though you put money aside for gas, you might have to go over your budget. Here are some new ways you can save on fuel costs this summer from the team at Sansone Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM.

First and foremost, you need to make sure your vehicle is serviced regularly. You’ve likely heard how important it is to get regular maintenance for the overall health of your vehicle, but it is even more important when it comes to saving on fuel. The more effective your vehicle is under the hood, the less gas you will need to use when driving.

Make sure your tires are inflated properly at all times as well. You should check the tire pressure at least once per month and any time you are headed out for a long trip. When there isn’t the proper PSI in your tires, either not enough or too much, you will notice a change in how your vehicle handles. This can lead to using more gas than you usually need to operate your RAM truck.

Another important tip to help your fuel costs this summer is to avoid driving at high speeds with the windows open. When you drive at 55 MPH or more with the windows open you create lag. This lag causes your engine to work harder, causing your vehicle to burn more gas than it should.

Bring your Jeep SUV to your nearest Dodge dealership for maintenance before hitting the road this summer in Avenel, NJ.