Auto Road Service | Fuel Efficiency Part Four

Six Ways to Drive More Efficiently

Of all the elements that can be manipulated to reduce the amount of fuel you use, the way that you drive is the one you have the most control over.

Buying an efficient car, keeping it in the best of shape, and doing the most diligent trip planning can save you a great deal of money by reducing the gas you use, or increasing how far that gas takes you.

However, inefficient driving can completely undo all of that effort.

Did you know that aggressive driving can increase your gas mileage by up to 33 percent? Speeding, as well as constant acceleration and braking uses more fuel, and as such is a waste of gas. Learning to be a safer driver can not only increase your fuel economy by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in town, it may even save your life one day.

The second step to more efficient driving is to reduce how much you carry around with you in your car. If you’re using your car’s trunk the way you did your high school locker, you may want to take out any items that aren’t necessary for safety on a trip. You can save 1 – 2 % in gas efficiency, which can add up over the course of the year.

Idling also wastes gas, so avoid this whenever you can. Also use your cruise control if you have it. Constant speeds save gas.

Overdrive gears are also fuel savers, as is observing the speed limit.

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