Driving style affects how far a car can go on a tank of gas. To get the most out of every gallon, American Car Center has some simple driving suggestions.
Swap sprints to the next red light, quick starts, and sudden stops for steady acceleration, light braking, and consistent cruising. Leave plenty of room between your car and others to reduce the number of speed changes and stops you make. Your brakes will thank you, too.
Take it easy
At very high or very low speeds, vehicles use more fuel. Going easy on the gas, driving at moderate speeds, and staying within speed limits, especially on highways, are great ways to improve fuel economy.
Idle no more
Running a parked vehicle uses a lot of gas. When waiting more than a couple of minutes Turn off your engine and only re-start when you are ready to go.
Combining trips and knowing your route will reduce back-tracking and gas use. If possible, do not drive in weather such as heavy rain or strong wind or in muddy, icy, hot, or cold conditions. These conditions increase gas consumption by reducing traction and engine efficiency.
Roll ‘em up
At higher speed, keeping windows up will add miles to your tank by improving vehicle aerodynamics.
Be sweet to your car
Decrease the weight and wind drag of your car by removing unneeded items from your vehicle. Keep your tires inflated at the proper pressure. Regularly service your car according to its maintenance schedule.
American Car Center helps you save your money at the pumps and by providing a lease on a great late model, low-mileage vehicle. All our vehicles include a limited powertrain warranty and oil changes. Visit one of our convenient locations near you to find out more.
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