Tips for Saving Fuel and Getting Better Gas Mileage

Tips for Saving Fuel and Getting Better Gas Mileage | Spirit Lake, IA

It doesn’t matter whether you’re driving an old truck that you’ve had for 10 years or a brand-new crossover — you can take steps to get more bang for your buck at the pump. If you follow a few key steps for getting better gas mileage, you can save money and time in the long run.

Don’t rush

If you’re the type who punches the pedal when the light turns green, you may as well be throwing money out the window. Harsh acceleration and sudden braking are major causes of inefficiency, and some of the easiest habits to correct. Accelerate and come to a stop gradually — your wallet will thank you.

Stay under the speed limit

Following the posted speed limit isn’t just safe and legal — it’s also better for your fuel economy. For every 5 mph you drive over 50 mph, you’re basically paying an extra 26 cents a gallon. Think about how much that shakes out to over the course of a year and how else you could be using that money.

Don’t sit idly by

Older vehicles may not have automatic stop/start technology, but you can still get into the habit of manually turning off the engine when idling. When you sit idly with the engine running, you’re getting fuel economy of 0 mpg. It’s much more efficient to turn the engine off and on again if you’ll be sitting at a standstill for more than a minute.

Another great way to get better gas mileage? Upgrading to a more efficient new vehicle at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. Check out our selection of efficient hybrid and electric vehicles online and schedule a test drive to learn more.

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