Today’s new Ford models are naturally fuel-efficient thanks to their advanced technology, including Auto Start-Stop, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), and EcoBoost® engines. However, you may still be looking for additional tips on improving your fuel efficiency while you’re out driving on Middletown roads. The team at Tom's Ford has you covered with these five easy ways to improve gas mileage below!
There are plenty of ways to improve your gas mileage, whether you’re heading to your Red Bank job or taking the kids to school:
Do you tend to drive with a “lead foot?” Traveling at high speeds will also decrease your fuel economy, so be sure to always follow the speed limit. Most vehicles have the best fuel economy when going between 55 and 65 mph.
When you’re at a stoplight or stop sign and it’s time to start driving again, accelerate slowly to avoid burning through more fuel. From a standstill, it should take you roughly five seconds to reach 10 mph.
Constantly hitting the brakes also decreases your fuel efficiency, so pay attention to the roads ahead and always allow your vehicle to coast to a stop when it’s safe to do so.
Wondering how you can save fuel while driving on hills? Apply this same method by slowly accelerating uphill and, once you reach the top, take your foot off the gas and allow your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
Your car uses fuel to run the AC during hot NJ summers, but rolling your windows down instead of running the AC is not always the most efficient option. For example, it’s better to run your AC when you’re on the highway. This is because driving with your windows down at high speeds increases your vehicle’s aerodynamic drag.
If you’re driving around town, that’s a different story. Turning off the AC and rolling the windows down is an easy way to improve your gas mileage – and get some much-needed fresh air during your summer drives in Hazlet!
Stop-and-go traffic is not only stressful to you as the driver, but also your vehicle’s drivetrain and fuel economy. To avoid rush hour traffic, search for alternative routes or leave for your destination at least 15 minutes early.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about our fuel-efficient Ford models or simply want more tips on improving fuel efficiency, our friendly and knowledgeable experts at Tom's Ford are at your service. Contact us today or explore our service and parts tips for more information.
If you’re thinking about ditching gas altogether, be sure to explore the benefits of electric vehicles next!
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