How to drive efficiently to get the best gas mileage possible

There are many simple changes you can make to your driving habits to improve your fuel efficiency. Use these tips to lower your gas consumption without making any changes to your vehicle.

Drive with control and patience. Driving over the speed limit and braking often wastes fuel. Conservative driving habits such as staying under the speed limit and slowing down in advance of stop signs will help you save gas. Switching between quick acceleration and hard braking is a great way to use gas fast.

Avoid vehicle idling for too long. Cars these days do not need excessive amounts of idle time before they are ready to drive. Even in the winter you do not need to let your car warm up for longer than 30 seconds.

Keep your speed steady and consistent. Dips in speed lead to rapid accelerations that increases fuel consumption. To help out with this on the highway, use your car’s cruise control.

Plan out your movements and actions as far in advance as possible to keep up your car’s momentum. Come to very slow stops so that you make use of your car’s momentum without resorting to hard braking. Keep your eyes peeled for any upcoming obstacles so that you can start coming to a stop well in advance.

Accelerate slowly to full speed. Rapid accelerating uses more fuel than a slow acceleration that takes several seconds.

Everyone is trying to save money on gas. Use these tips to improve your vehicle’s gas consumption.

 

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