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How to Improve the Gas Mileage on a Nissan Sentra

by Jerel Jacobs

The Nissan Sentra is capable of getting excellent fuel economy both on the highway and in the city. However, there are things you can do to maximize your miles per gallon. When it comes to fuel economy, little things add up, therefore it is important to make sure that you are considering how your driving style and maintenance patterns affect your gas mileage.

How To Improve The Gas Mileage On A Nissan Sentra

Accelerate smoothly. Do not unnecessarily push hard and quickly on the gas pedal. Smooth acceleration will improve your gas mileage considerably.

Don't speed. The faster you go the more miles per gallon your Nissan Sentra will consume. Driving at the speed limit will ensure that you are attaining the maximum possible fuel economy. To further enhance miles per gallon, use the cruise control when possible.

Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Driving on under-inflated tires can reduce your fuel economy by as much as 10 percent. Use your tire pressure gauge to check your tire pressure every other time you fill up your gas tank. Check your owner's manual to determine the correct tire pressure for your Sentra's year and submodel.

Make sure that your Nissan Sentra is serviced at the recommended intervals. Keeping your Nissan tuned up and changing the oil and filter regularly will ensure that the engine is operating at it's maximum possible efficiency, leading to dramatically improved fuel economy.

Carry as little extra weight as possible. Storing heavy items in the trunk or back seat for a long period of time while driving can lower your fuel economy.

Warning

  • Be wary of fuel additives and other similar items that claim to improve fuel economy. Many of these additives have been shown to have little to no effect. Do your research before purchasing.

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