Whether you already have a Nissan, or you’re searching for a Nissan Maxima for sale, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing the little things that make a difference when it comes to gas mileage. While Nissans are already great on gas, there’s always a few things you can do to literally get your car to go the extra mile.

Ease Up- Drive Less Aggressively

It’s easy to get into the habit of driving aggressively, especially if you live in a city where you spend a lot of time on congested highways. Unfortunately, aggressive driving can do a number on your gas mileage, and not in a good way. Utilize your cruise control when you can to even out your highway driving. Avoid braking excessively- this means it’s important to put down the phone, focus on the road, and give yourself plenty of time to ease on the brakes when you need to stop. Take your time when it comes to acceleration- flooring the gas to the floor can be exciting, but it’s a dangerous nightmare for your gas mileage.

Clean Out the Trunk

The more weight you carry around in your car, the harder your car must work to get where you’re going. It’s a simple concept- think about how much slower you’d move if you walked around with a heavy backpack on your back. There are some little things that can make a difference in this area. Don’t let clutter like books, backpacks, and sports equipment pile up in your car. Once a week, do a quick once over of your car and the trunk, and remove equipment that’s weighing you down. Your gas tank (and your bank balance) will thank you.

Keep Up with Maintenance

After you find your Nissan Maxima for sale, get your oil changed regularly to keep your car getting maximum gas mileage. If you change your own oil, be sure to use the recommended oil for your car. Even if it’s a little bit more expensive, it will be worth it in the long run with the money you’ll save on gas. The wrong type of oil will lower your gas mileage by 1-2%. Along with regular oil changes, be sure to keep up with your car’s maintenance schedule. Tune-ups are important not only for the getting the most life out of your car, but also for improving your gas mileage. It’s also important to keep your tires fully inflated. Being even a few PSI below the recommended inflation level can wreak havoc on your car’s gas mileage.