How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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With gas prices constantly rising, you might be wondering about how to be fuel efficient, especially when driving through Scranton. Whether you’re looking to make changes while driving to the grocery store or commuting to work, we have some tips and tricks that can help you save every last drop of fuel. Explore some fuel-efficient driving habits below, then check out our new vehicle inventory to see what best fits your lifestyle!

5 Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

We gave some suggestions below to help you save every last drop of fuel while out and about in Larksville. Include the following fuel-efficient driving habits into your daily routine:

  1. Accelerate Softly: While the 0-60mph times on our vehicles are incredible, you should only accelerate that fast when you have to. The harder you press on the gas pedal, the more fuel you use, so apply pressure more gently.
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Bumper to bumper traffic is a pain not only for the driver, but also your fuel economy. Try to avoid rush hour by leaving earlier, or find shortcuts that will eliminate you from being in traffic.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: The higher the speed the more fuel used to achieve that mph. If the speed limit permits, it’s best to stay between 55 and 65mph when driving.
  4. Coast to a Stop: Avoid slamming on brakes and be attentive to the road. By doing so, you can remove your foot from the gas pedal and allow yourself the space to coast to a stop instead of applying your brakes all the time.
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Get some fresh air! When the temperatures permit, roll down those windows instead of always relying on the air conditioning. The AC can increase your car’s fuel usage by up to 20%.

How Can You Save Fuel While Driving on Hills?

How can you save fuel while driving on hills? It’s a common question we get at Bergey's Kia of Wilkes-Barre. To conserve fuel while driving on hills, simply reduce your speed as you’re climbing uphill and use the vehicle’s momentum to coast downhill.

Get Your Fuel-Efficient Kia at Bergey's Kia of Wilkes-Barre!

Are you looking for a new fuel-efficient vehicle that drives smoothly through Stroudsburg? Contact us to test drive one of our vehicles! Apply for financing online so the purchasing process can go smoothly and efficiently. We hope to see you soon!

 

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