Tips For More Fuel-Efficient Driving
It’s no secret that everyone is looking for a great way to save a few bucks. Whether it be through carpooling, turning down the thermostat, or trying to eat less fast food, tons of people across White Plains and the rest of the country are trying to cut costs. At Fuelco, we are passionate about helping people save money. We do our best to save people money at the gas pump, in our convenient store, and through resources like this blog. In today’s blog at Fuelco in White Plains, we discuss a few helpful driving tips that can help you consume less fuel while driving, therefore saving you trips to the gas pump as well as money.
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Tip 1: Easy On the Gas Pedal
When you are running late and you hit what feels like every stoplight, it may be tempting to slam the gas pedal the second the light turns green. We advise you to take a second and reconsider. The amount of fuel that your vehicle consumes when accelerating hard versus a gentle acceleration is staggering. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself for one full tank. You may be surprised at just how much further you can go on a single tank. If you aren’t sure what gentle acceleration looks like, imagine you have someone sleeping in your car and you are trying not to wake them.
Tip 2: Keep A Steady Speed
There is a reason that city MPG and highway MPG are so different. When you are driving through the city, there are stoplights, intersections, stop signs, slowdowns, yields, and more. But on the highway, it’s generally smooth sailing (unless it’s rush hour). This is because when you keep your speed consistent, your engine doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain that speed. But, when you are constantly speeding up and slowing down, your engine is working harder to get you back up to your desired speed. Much like how on a bicycle it’s easier to maintain your current speed than it is to constantly slow down and speed up. We recommend trying your best to stay at a constant speed. That way, you can avoid more frequent trips to the gas pump and save some dollars.
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Tip 3: Avoid Idling for Too Long
We’ve all been there. You’re waiting for your friend to come out of their house so you can give them a ride. You’re parked in the grocery store parking lot while someone else runs inside. We leave our cars on and idling all the time. What you may not realize is that this is actually costing you more in gas than you may think. Depending on your specific vehicle, your car can use up to a gallon of fuel per hour when not moving at all. It’s worth your while to turn your engine off while your vehicle is going to be parked for more than 30 seconds.
Tip 4: Make Sure Your Tires Are Properly Inflated
This may sound like an odd tip when you are talking about fuel efficiency, but hear us out. When your tires are low, they get a little more squishy. This squishiness creates drag or rolling resistance for your car as it drives down the road. This basically means that your tires are making it tougher for your tires to roll, meaning that your engine is working harder to push your car forward. If your tires are low enough, the impact it can have on fuel efficiency is quite substantial.
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Tip 5: Use the Right Fuel
While it may be tempting to think the most expensive, high-grade fuel will give you the best mileage, this is definitely not the case. Before you hit the gas pump, make sure that you read your owner’s manual, or there is sometimes octane information for your vehicle by the fuel cap. Different engines are manufactured for different fuel types. When you choose the gas that your car was made for, your engine will run much happier and more efficiently.
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We hope that today’s blog at Fuelco has proved helpful in saving you money at the gas pump! If you follow these tips, you are almost certain to see fuel savings. When you want to guarantee yourself the lowest prices, pay securely with your phone, and have great convenient store options, download the Fuelco app today or stop by any of our Fuelco locations in the White Plain area.