Fuel economy is an important consideration for many when purchasing a vehicle due to high gas costs. Hybrid vehicles tend to be more efficient compared to traditional ones. One of the most efficient ways of improving fuel economy is by lightening the load; remove anything that isn’t necessary out of your trunk and car.
Driving smoothly and refraining from sudden acceleration will also ensure that your gasoline will last longer. A study conducted by Edmunds found that a slow acceleration and deceleration at red lights to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 35% for someone driving a Land Rover. Use the cruise control option if you plan on driving long open distances for the smoothest drive.
You may also want to check gas prices online before fueling up. Gasbuddy.com is a site which allows you to search gas prices in your local area. Prices may fluctuate from one station to another. There’s also an app available by the same company which allow you to use your smart phone to find the cheapest nearby gas stations.
Regular and maintenance can also help you save money. Under-inflated tires may lower gas mileage. Keep your tires inflated with the recommended pressure by your vehicle’s manufacturer for best results. Having the air filters cleaned out can also improve fuel efficiency by as much as 7%.