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How to Be Fuel-Efficient

2021 Mazda CX-5 Fuel Efficient SUV
If you’re like most of our Troy customers, you don’t want to empty your bank account to keep your gas tank full. Fortunately, there are several fuel-efficient driving habits you can adopt that will enable you to get by without visiting gas pump quite so often. Our Service Department likes to keep our customers informed, so we’ve put together the handy guide below on how to be fuel-efficient. We even answer the question, “How can you save fuel while driving on hills?” Let’s get started!

5 Simple Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

If you adopt these fuel-efficient driving habits on your Albany commute, you will very likely see better gas mileage. Here’s how to be fuel efficient while driving:

  • Keep those tires properly inflated. Tires that don’t have enough air in them causes the engine to work harder, using more gas. Proper inflation can actually make a difference to your gas mileage and you won’t have to replace your tires as often! Fortunately, there are plenty of gas stations in the Latham area where you can fill the air in your tires.
  • Leave early. Beat the rush hour! Stop and go traffic is hard on your engine and uses much more gas. Some drivers can avoid rush hour entirely by leaving just fifteen minutes earlier.
  • Lighten that lead foot. Keeping your vehicle at a nice, consistent speed, while not exceeding 65 miles per hour (or the speed limit, whichever is lower), is the most fuel-efficient way to drive.
  • Stop trying to break that 0-60 record. Accelerate gently and get up to speed gradually. Stomping on the gas pedal uses more fuel.
  • Roll to a stop gradually. Give yourself time to come to a stop if it’s not an emergency. Slamming on the breaks right before you need to stop uses more fuel than is necessary.

How Can You Save Fuel While Driving on Hills?

So, how can you save fuel while driving on hills around Rensselaer? Your car uses less gas when it is climbing slowly. And if the hill is steep, there’s really no need to press on the gas when going down. So, remember: slow going up, coast going down.

Check Out Our Site for More Useful Tips

If you found our guide on how to be fuel-efficient helpful, check out our site for more useful information. For instance, you might be interested in our guide on how often you should change your oil or our article on how to reset a check engine light. Of course, if you have any questions, give us a call. We’d be happy to help! We’d also be glad to help you learn how to check your transmission fluidor how to wash your car.

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