|You drive a gas saving Honda, but did you know by making a few simple changes you can get a few more miles out of each tank:
Lose the lead foot: Instead of putting the pedal to the metal every time you accelerate, try switching to a mellow driving style. When accelerating, use light throttle inputs instead of deep throttle blips and full throttle antics.
Resist riding the brake: When you see traffic congestion, do not jump on the break right away. Take your foot off the accelerator and coast until you need to break.
Control your speed: This is all about aerodynamics. Wind resistance increases greatly between 55 and 75 mph, so keeping your cruising speed reasonable will stretch your fuel dollars. According to the energy department, every 5 mph over 60 mph is equal to paying an extra .30 cents per gallon. Cruise control is your friend and should be used when driving on flat terrain.
Plan your day wisely: Try bundling errands so you make as many stops as possible in one trip.
Pump it Up: Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Under inflated tires cause more resistance and increased tire wear, leading to lower mileage, more emissions and more tires in landfills. *We check your tire pressure at every oil service, but if you need a tire gauge for you glove box, feel free to stop by our service department and see one of our advisors.*
Stay in tune: Don’t forget to do your basic car maintenance like oil services and replacing the air filter.
Reduce weight: Don’t leave heavy stuff in your trunk. According to the energy department, dropping 100 pounds from your ride will deliver up to 2% in fuel efficiency.