How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

Car at a gas pump

Being fuel-efficient when driving is affected by the type of vehicle you own and your driving habits. Many of our new vehicles boast fuel-efficient MPG, but if you have a gas guzzler, there are a few measures you can take to minimize the number of stops you make to the gas pump. Read the Jackson Family of Dealerships guide to fuel-efficiency and save gas on your next trip to Decatur!

6 Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

Whether you’re going to work in Clinton or on a weekend trip with your family, being conscious of your fuel intake can save you money and reduce fuel emissions into the environment. Contact us for information on our inventory of fuel-efficient cars. See below for some fuel-saving tips you can practice today!

  1. Accelerate Softly: The harder you press the gas pedal, the more fuel you use. Accelerate slowly by pressing the gas pedal lightly, and you will use less gas.
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Driving in rush hour traffic is fuel inefficient as you must stop and accelerate suddenly and often. It also causes stress on the drivetrain, causing further long term damage to your vehicle. To use fuel-efficient driving habits, leave 15 minutes prior to the rush hour to avoid stop-and-go traffic.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Cars typically use more fuel when traveling at high speeds. To save fuel on the highway, travel between 55 mph and 65 mph.
  4. Coast to a Stop: if the road is clear ahead and you know you have to stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and coast to a stop.
  5. How Can You Save Fuel When Driving On Hills?: How can you save fuel when driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you start uphill and use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
  6. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Using the air conditioning system can increase your car’s fuel usage by up to 20%. When you turn the air conditioning on, use the recirculate function instead of leaving it on full-blast.

Learn Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits With Jackson Family of Dealerships

Drivers from Decatur to Mattoon will enjoy saving money and fuel on their next commute to work or school. Many of our used vehicles are fuel-efficient, to begin with, making fuel-efficient driving habits easier to follow. Whether you’re asking yourself, “How can I save fuel when driving on hills?” or general tips on how to be fuel-efficient, Jackson Family of Dealerships is here to help you make the most of your vehicle. Keep your interior clean on your fuel-efficient journeys with our guide to cleaning car floor mats or even learn how often you should change your oil!

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