How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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Are you looking to save as much fuel as possible while you are commuting to work or running your daily errands? Many of the vehicles available at LAcarGUY are already quite efficient, but there are fuel-efficient driving habits that can ensure you are getting the most out of every drop of fuel. Learn how to be fuel-efficient with the experts at LAcarGUY. 


How to Be a Fuel-Conscious Driver 

Whether you are looking to save money, or you want to be eco-friendly, there are several ways you can drive more efficiently: 

  1. Accelerate Softly: Press the gas pedal gently. When you press on the pedal with more force, more fuel is needed. Accelerate smoothly and take five seconds to bring your vehicle up to 10 mph from a standstill. 
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic not only wastes fuel, but it is also quite draining on your vehicle. If you can leave a little early to avoid rush hour, it is a good idea to do so. You can also check and see if there are any shortcuts for reaching your destination. 
  3. Avoid High Speeds: When you travel at a higher speed, your car will need more fuel. When you are driving on the highway, it is best to stay between 55 and 65 mph. Remember to follow all speed limit guidelines. 
  4. Coast to a Stop: Coast to a stop when it is safe to do so rather than constantly pressing on your brakes. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and again, use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill. 
  5. Avoid Air Conditioning When You Can: Did you know that your car can use up to 20 percent more fuel when your air conditioning is on? When you turn the air conditioning on, don’t put it on full blast. It is better to use the recirculate function. 

Contact LAcarGUY Today

Are you shopping for a new vehicle that’s as luxurious as it fuel-efficient? You will find plenty of excellent options when you shop with LAcarGUY. Spend more time on the road and less time at the gas station. Contact us today with any questions.

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