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Tips For Achieving and Maintaining Maximum Fuel Efficiency

Last updated 5 years ago

The best thing that you can do to ensure the best fuel economy in your new or used car is to drive it efficiently and maintain it consistently. To learn in more detail about the ways that you can improve the fuel efficiency of your car, read this article.

Keep a Close Watch on Your Tires

Under inflated tires put unnecessary strain on your engine and suspension, which has a notable impact on fuel economy. Start maximizing your fuel efficiency by checking the pressure of your tires at least once per month and keeping them inflated according to the PSI that’s recommended in your car’s owner’s manual.

Follow a Regular Maintenance Schedule

Take your car into the dealership for regular oil and filter changes. This will ensure that your car engine has access to clean air, fuel, and oil. These things help to extend the life of your car's powertrain, and will improve the overall efficiency of your vehicle as well.

Practice Efficient Driving

Observing the speed limit and accelerating slowly are two things that will dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your car. In addition to saving some money on fuel, you’ll also be a lot safer on the road.

Organize Your Driving Trips

To save fuel, consolidate multiple errands into one trip, and try to plot an efficient route. This reduces the amount of time that you end up spending in your car, which will end up saving you a great deal of money on fuel in the long run.

Accelerate Slowly and Anticipate Stops

Your car gets the best fuel economy when it’s going at a constant speed. While driving, if you see a stoplight up ahead, it’s best to avoid accelerating and to try to brake over a longer distance. Use cruise control on the highway to keep your speed constant and get better gas mileage.

For quality service that’s timely and affordable, bring your car to Falcone Automotive of Indianapolis. Visit our website to find out what services we offer, and call us at (317) 263-0002 to speak with a member of our helpful staff.

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