How to Improve Fuel Economy When Driving

2022 Jeep Wrangler Driving in the City

If you are interested in how to be fuel-efficient and conserve fuel while running your daily errands in Brattleboro, Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can help! While quite a few of our new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles are fuel-efficient by nature, there are methods that you as a driver can use to boost your fuel economy every time you get behind the wheel in Swanzey. Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has the details below!



5 Ways Drivers Can Improve Their Fuel Economy on the Road

Whether you are on your daily commute or hitting the highways outside of Swanzey for a weekend vacation, you can utilize these fuel-efficient driving habits anytime and anywhere:

  1. Gentle Acceleration: Softly press the gas pedal when you accelerate; the harder you press, the more fuel you’re using. You can accelerate smoothly and take five seconds to get from 0 mph to 10 mph. 
  2. Plan Ahead to Avoid Traffic: If it’s possible, try to avoid sitting in stop-and-go traffic because it’s an inefficient use of your fuel. It can also put added mechanical stress on your vehicle’s drivetrain. Leave at least 15 minutes early to try and avoid rush hour, and if you can, find some shortcuts to get back home a bit quicker. 
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Higher speeds also mean higher fuel consumption. If you want to achieve the best possible fuel economy on the highways, try keeping your speed between 55 and 65 mph as much as possible.
  4. Coast to a Stop: Instead of applying your brakes constantly, take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car coast to a stop. Be sure to keep an eye on the road and be certain there’s no one in front of you. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill. 
  5. Use AC at Highway Speeds: Car AC does require gas, so it’s better to use it sparingly when you’re traveling around town. However, if you are driving on highways, using your car’s AC is more efficient than having your windows down. Opening the windows increases the drag coefficient, which causes excessive gas use. 

Shop for a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle in Keene

Now that you know how to improve fuel economy through fuel-efficient driving habits, are you interested in shopping for a vehicle that’s both luxurious and fuel-efficient? Contact us today at Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and schedule a test drive near Walpole. We’re happy to give you a tour of our most fuel-efficient models and help you find the right one for your lifestyle. Interested in learning more about taking care of your car? Check out our guides to oil change frequency, replacing a car battery, and more. 


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