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Albany, NY 12203

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5 Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Gas can be reasonable at time, but other times it can be extremely costly. Because of this fluctuation, you should be getting the most out of your gas mileage. There are some sensible things you can do to keep the cost down.

  1. Avoid driving aggressively. You use more gas when stopping suddenly, speeding, and accelerating quickly after a light change. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save between 5%-33% of fuel costs on city streets and highways just by being less aggressive.
  2. Watch your speed. The speed limit is there for your safety, but it also helps to enhance your fuel economy. When you begin driving over 50 mph, your gas mileage decreases rapidly. You could save approximately 14%, which means you’ll go to the pump less often.
  3. Hauling cargo can increase your weight. Take off your rooftop or rear cargo box after your long enjoyed family vacation. It can add weight to your vehicle causing an increase in your fuel output. Removing the box will make your car lighter and increase your mileage.
  4. Upgrade your old car. Cars do not become more graceful with age, if fact they eat up fuel like a raptor eats meat. Vehicles that are more than 10 years old do not have the fuel efficiency that newer models are equipped with. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average 2014 light-duty passenger vehicle had 36.4-fuel economy, while the 2004 only had 29.5.
  5. Maintain your vehicle regularly. If you see the low tire pressure signal, make sure to add air. Improperly inflated tires can drag and cause your engine to work harder. You should also change your oil every 3 months and tune-up your engine every 30,000 miles. Keeping your car maintained will increase your gas mileage and save you costly repairs down the road.

The independent insurance agents at NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency can offer some friendly advice on how to increase your gas mileage. They are also available to discuss new policies and review existing ones.

How Independent Insurance Agents in Albany Are Your Advocates

One of the best ways to purchase insurance is by being armed with a lot of information. You need information about your deductibles, coverage limits, and prices in order to make an informed decision. That’s how our NY Twin Bridges Insurance Agency’s independent insurance agents make the difference. They act as advocates for you before, during, and after you purchase insurance from us.

Independent Insurance Agents Are Customer-Centric

Our independent insurance agents work hard to make sure that you are satisfied when you purchase insurance from us. They walk you through the process and make sure you understand what is included in your policy. They know that having the right coverage when you need it is important because they are customers too.

Our Agents Provide You Competitive Quotes

When you work with an independent insurance agent, you will automatically get multiple quotes for coverage. They work with a number well-known insurance companies, so the coverage you choose will be competitive and reputable.

After providing you with quotes, our agents will work with you to determine which coverage best meets you need. They want to make sure you don’t simply purchase a policy you don’t understand or don’t want.

They Follow Up with You After Your Purchase

You can outgrow or need more insurance as your life progressive. As a result, our independent insurance agents proactively conduct policy reviews each year to ensure that your current policy continually meets your needs.

When you are ready to get protected, our independent insurance agents are just a phone call away. They are insurance experts ready to help you get the coverage you need to continue driving or to ensure your home. You can also use our online quoting system to get a quote if you find it more convenient.