According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are a couple of ways that you, the driver, can alter driving tendencies in order to maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
As many of us know, our cars are most fuel efficient on the highway. This is because on the highway our speed is usually fairly consistent. Operating a vehicle at a continuous (or regular) momentum and smoothly is very important for saving gas. When accelerating or decelerating is necessary, doing so gradually will be beneficial to the readings on your gas gauge.
Next, it is very important to be sure that your tires are inflated sufficiently. If your tires do not have enough air in them if is possible that your automobile’s fuel efficiency to decrease by 3.3%, says the U.S. Department of Energy.
To learn more about how to check your tire pressure, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/
Also, the U.S. Department of Energy tells us that another way to reduce excess gas usage is to reduce the transportation load of our vehicles. In particular, lugging excessive weight or unneeded items around is burning more gas and cutting into your pockets. It is possible to save up to 2% on your gas spending for every 100 pounds you decrease in your vehicle’s transportation load.
Another recommended practice is to obey the manufacturer’
Gas prices seem to be on a continuous rise and these simple adjustments can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. Don’t spend money that you don’t need to spend. Use these gas saving tips and ultimately, save lots of money!
# # #
Fisher Honda Kia opened in 1968 and is a family-owned Boulder auto dealership selling new & used vehicles. Fisher is a full-service dealership with award-winning service departments, parts departments and body shop. We service all makes and models. Visit http://www.FisherAuto.com for your new vehicle, use vehicle, parts, service, and auto body repair needs.