3 Ways to get Better Gas Mileage

3 Ways to get Better Gas Mileage

3 Ways to get Better Gas Mileage

We all are trying to cut costs where we can, why not behind the wheel? These effective driving tactics will help get you better fuel economy. Take a look at these 3 Ways to get Better Gas Mileage!

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Driving aggressively, such as speeding, rapid acceleration & braking, burns more gasoline. It can drop your fuel economy by 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town! Driving sensibly increases savings in all forms, not only with fuel economy but safer for you and others on the road.

Remove Excess Weight

Toyota_Prius_with_Yakima_Q_Towers_rack_and_Thule_Spirit_cargo_boxHauling cargo on your roof decreases your aerodynamics and causes drag, this in turn causes poor fuel economy. A large roof-top cargo can decrease fuel economy by ~2% to 8%! So if you are not using your roof-top cargo box, remove it for better gas mileage!

Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your car, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by 1%.

Avoid Excessive Idling

stop_idlingTurning your engine off when you are parked can save you serious money. Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour!*

  • While limiting to about 10 engine starts per day, if you shutdown longer than 1 minute, you will save money. Be sure to drive at least 5 miles between start cycles to fully recharge your batter.

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*Depending on your vehicles engine & air conditioner use

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