How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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Are you a Gilbert driver whose eager to optimize your fuel consumption during your commute? You’ll find that many of our usedand certified pre-owned models, are incredibly fuel-efficient by design. However, the surefire way to maximize your fuel economy ratings is to put fuel-efficient driving habits into practice. Continue reading to find out how you can save fuel while driving on hills, crowded roads, and long highways around the Santan-area! 



5 Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

Plan on cruising down AZ highways for a weekend getaway? Maybe you simply want to save a little money during your daily commute through Chandler to the office? Regardless of your driving style or needs, you can utilize the following fuel-efficient driving habits to maximize every drop of gas in your tank. Here are a few tips on how to be fuel-efficient when driving: 

  1. Use AC at Highway Speeds: Car AC does require gas, so use it sparingly when you’re traveling around town. On the highways, using your car’s AC vs. rolling down the windows is actually more efficient. This is because opening the windows increases the drag coefficient. 
  2. Coast to a Stop: Rather than applying your brakes constantly, look at the road ahead. If there’s no one ahead of you, and you need to come to a stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and again, use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill. 
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Cars use more fuel when traveling at higher speeds. To achieve the best possible fuel economy on the highways, for example, keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph (just make sure you’re following the speed limit).
  4. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Sitting and stop-and-go traffic is not only an inefficient use of your fuel, but it can also put mechanical stress on your car’s drivetrain. To avoid rush hour, leave at least 15 minutes early, and try to find a shortcut to reach your destination sans the hassle. 
  5. Accelerate Softly: Press the gas pedal gently; the harder you press, the more fuel you use. Accelerate smoothly and take five seconds to bring your vehicle up to 10 mph from a standstill. 

Browse Our Fuel-Efficient Models Today!

Now that you have a better understanding of how to be fuel efficient on Gilbert streets, you can spend less time at the fuel pump and more time on the open road. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of one of our eco-friendly vehicles, then reach out to us at Bill Luke Santan today! We have a variety of green models on our lot, such as our older Jeep Cherokees and RAM 1500s!


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