Did you buy or lease a VW Golf last year? Or, did your purchase or lease a 2018 Volkswagen Beetle from our location earlier this year? In either case, you probably paid close attention to the details in your car loan or lease contract. And that’s a good thing because you always want to ensure you’re getting financing on the best terms currently available.

While many drivers will review the terms of their financing package closely, not nearly as many will pay attention to how much they’re spending on gas. It’s important to pay attention to the cost of fuel to keep your ownership costs as low as possible over the course of your car’s life.

Fuel is sort of like car insurance--just because you have to have it, you shouldn’t pay more for it than you need to. Here are some tips that can help you save on fuel:

·         Buy the Right Kind of Gas: Some drivers will fill their gas tank with mid-grade or premium fuel even though their car only requires regular fuel. When you buy a higher level of fuel than your vehicle needs, you’re overpaying for gas. Check your owner’s manual and only pay for the specific kind of gas your owner’s manual recommends.

·         Research Gas Prices: Gas prices can vary from one location or gas station to another. Use apps to research the lowest gas prices in your current location whenever you need to fill up. GasBuddy, Fuel Finder, and Gas Guru are a few of the apps you may want to use.

·         Keep Up with Your Routine Maintenance: Keeping up with the routine maintenance your car needs can help improve your fuel economy. If your automobile is due for some routine maintenance, make an appointment to bring it into our Volkswagen service department now.

For more tips about saving money on gas, contact Heritage Volkswagen Catonsville today.

Categories: Finance, Green