Rideshare programs are an excellent way to earn some cash in your spare time. You don’t even have to commit to a set schedule, just drive as many or as few trips as you like each week. In order to maximize your earnings, you need to ensure that you are getting the best fuel efficiency possible. The tips below will help.
Most drivers are driving on low tire pressure, which can decrease fuel efficiency by as much as 3%. Most fuel stations have free air and gauges for you to check your psi. If you’re not sure of your psi, check your owner’s manual.
Acceleration, Stopping And Starting
It might be fun to accelerate with speed, and you might not think much about the speed at which you decelerate or stop, but the faster you do either, the more fuel you burn. Smooth things out, and save some fuel.
Don’t Skip Your Oil Changes And Tune Ups
Now that you are an Uber or rideshare driver, you will need to keep a closer eye on your mileage so that you can go in for your oil change in a timely manner. If you are driving 50+ miles a day, your mechanic may also suggest upgrading your oil—or coming in for more frequent oil changes. It’s worth it though, as it will improve your fuel efficiency by 1 to 2 percent. Tune-ups ensure that your engine and systems are working at optimal levels. Without timely tune-ups, your fuel efficiency can decrease by 4 to as much as 40 percent.
Upgrade Your Catalytic Converter
A CARB approved catalytic converter isn’t’ just good for the environment, but speed the air/fuel charge—which can decrease efficiency by as much as 4%.
These tips are great for Uber drivers and everyday drivers alike. Order your new catalytic converter from Muffler Express now!