Do you spend more time and money at the gas station than you wish you did? While the only way to avoid gas stations completely is to drive an EV, you can cut down on the trips you make there by following these fuel-saving driving tips.
Don’t drive aggressively
Sudden braking, quick acceleration, and speeding can all cause your fuel supply to deplete faster. At highway speeds, your gas mileage can decrease by up to 30 percent, and in stop-and-go traffic, it can go down as much as 40 percent. Consider getting a driver feedback device to become a more sensible driver.
Follow the speed limit
Once you hit speeds of 50 mph, your gas mileage typically starts to decrease at a quicker rate. While you can’t avoid going above 50 mph on the highway, you should make sure to follow the speed limit on every road you travel to save money on fuel.
Remove heavy loads
Storing your cargo on the roof increases wind resistance and reduces fuel economy. A better option is to use a hitch-mounted cargo box. You should also avoid having too much weight in the car and remove any unnecessary items.
A dirty engine air filter, improperly aligned tires, and other maintenance issues can also negatively affect fuel economy. If you suspect your car requires maintenance, schedule a service appointment at Courvelle Toyota in Opelousas, Louisiana.