I have a Volkswagen Passat, and while I didn’t recently buy a 2016 Volkswagen Passat, it still gets me where I need to be with a minimum amount of fuss. Granted, if it could boast the 25 city, 38 highway MPG to match the 2016 Volkswagen Passat fuel efficiency stats, life would be easier – or at the very least I’d have a few more dollars I could save up for Christmas presents!
I was in Palm Springs recently and checked in with the team at Coachella Valley VW to see if they had any advice about getting my older VW Passat to get just few more miles a gallon, and they did have a whole list of habits and ideas that can actually help your older VW Passat, or even your new 2016 Volkswagen Passat, maximize its mileage!
Here are the top tips for saving money at the gas pump in your Passat:
Check Your Tire Pressure
Check your tire pressure every few weeks. Underinflated tires cause a fairly significant drop in fuel efficiency!
It’s always more fun to drive a bit faster – especially if you’re harnessing the power of the 3.6-liter V6 2016 VW Passat engine! But keep it to the speed limit, otherwise you’re burning through more gas than you need. A slower, steady pace will actually increase the overall efficiency of the Passat MPG.
Change the Filters
Dirty, clogged air filters can decrease your fuel efficiency big time. If you change them out, you may see an almost 10% improvement!
Check Your Gas Cap
If your gas cap is broken, missing, or no longer seals completely, gas fumes are escaping. This not-so-sweet-escape is hurting your fuel efficiency and adding to smog pollution in Palm Springs and beyond.
Get a Tune-Up
A well-maintained Volkswagen is a happy Volkswagen. Make sure never to skip your any service on your Passat maintenance schedule! (You know the best Volkswagen service center in Indio by now, right?)
Get an Alignment
When wheels are out of alignment, your engine has to work harder, which decreases your gas mileage – maybe by up to 10%.
I hope these tips and tricks for better fuel efficiency in your Passat have given you some great money saving ideas! If you’re ready to get one of the most stylish, fuel-efficient Volkswagens for sale in the Palm Desert area, check out the November 2016 Volkswagen Passat promotions at Coachella Valley VW. Hey, it’s an idea that’s environmentally-friendly and wallet-friendly, too!