Three Ways to Improve Fuel Economy
With new developments in gas engines and electrified powertrains, getting the most from each tank of gas is easier than ever. With these tips, you can improve your fuel economy right now, no matter what type of car you drive.
Do Things Slowly
As fun as it is to put the pedal to the metal, accelerating at high speeds is one way to use up gas more quickly. It’s much more efficient to accelerate at an even pace. Similarly, when you’re driving on the highway, it’s most efficient to keep at a consistent speed and at or around the recommended speed limit. Cruise control can help you achieve this without having to work the pedal too much. When it’s time to brake, follow the same practices and let your vehicle decelerate slowly rather than suddenly.
Lighten the Load
The more a vehicle weighs, the more effort is required by an engine to move the vehicle forward. For every item you’re storing in your car’s trunk you’re losing a little bit in the way of fuel efficiency. Clean your car out and boost your fuel economy in one fell swoop
Not only will items on a roof rack decrease fuel efficiency because of their weight, but also because their presence makes the vehicle less aerodynamic. Even leaving on the roof rack has this effect, so take it off if possible when not in use to reduce drag.
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