Save even more fuel with these 10 simple steps!

  • Avoid High Speeds
    As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.
  • Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard
    By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.
  • Keep Tires Properly Inflated
    Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI, increases fuel consumption by 1%.
  • Use Air-Conditioner Sparingly
    When the air conditioner is turned on, it puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used (by about 20%).
  • Keep Windows Closed
    Windows open, especially at highway speeds, increase drag and result in decreased fuel economy of up to 10%.
  • Service Vehicle Regularly
    Works for both. Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.
  • Maintaining a constant speed
    Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.
  • Avoid Heavy Loads
    Remove the sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.
  • Avoid Long Idles
    If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.
  • Do not Warm Up your Engine
    Drive off immediately at a low speed after starting your car. This way, the engine will warm up faster and lubricate better.

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