How to Be Fuel Efficient While Driving

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One of the major reasons that Old Saybrook drivers invest in new Hyundai vehicles is their fuel economy, bolstered by the latest engine technology and hybrid options. But how can you save fuel while driving on hills, and what sort of fuel-efficient driving habits can you adopt in Waterford to make sure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle? Old Saybrook Hyundai has tips on how to be fuel efficient while driving below!

How to Be Fuel Efficient While Driving: 5 Tips

As many Madison drivers know, fuel economy isn’t a stagnant number. When you know fuel-efficient driving habits, you’re helping your vehicle perform at its best. Here are five guidelines that you can adopt for how to be fuel efficient:

  • Smooth Acceleration: Ideally, it should take about five seconds to get your vehicle from 0 to 10 mph. Smooth acceleration helps keep your vehicle’s fuel economy good and saves you on trips to the gas station.
  • Avoiding Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic is rough on the engine. Your machine wastes a lot of energy constantly bringing itself to a standstill and then surging ahead. Change your driving routes and drive times to avoid this kind of traffic.
  • Avoiding High Speeds: When you bring your vehicle up to very high speeds, more fuel is used. The ideal window for your vehicle is between 55 mph and 65 mph. Of course, make sure you’re accelerating smoothly and following the speed limit!
  • Don’t Have Lead Foot on the Brakes: So, how can you save fuel while driving on hills? A strategy here is reducing your speed as you go uphill and then using momentum to cruise downhill, so you don’t have to slam your brakes. In general, coming to a smooth stop is one of the best fuel efficient driving habits.
  • Air Conditioning: As many Branford drivers are aware of, the AC can chug your fuel, increasing consumption by as much as 20 percent! One good way to solve this problem while staying cool is using the recirculation function.

Get Fuel Efficient Cars and Car Service at Old Saybrook Hyundai!

At Old Saybrook Hyundai, we’re proud to have new vehicle specials with fuel-efficient cars and service specials so Old Saybrook drivers can make sure their vehicle is operating at peak potential. Still wondering, “How can you save fuel while driving on hills?” or anything about fuel economy. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!


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