How to Be Fuel Efficient When Driving

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Most drivers nowadays want to have the most fuel efficient vehicle possible, and luckily the new Mitsubishi vehicles can bring that to the table with new technology, hybrid engines and more. However, there are a few things you can do to maximize the EPA-estimated MPG ratings and create fuel efficient driving habits on your daily commute in Philadelphia. Keep reading to get some tips on how to be fuel efficient on your daily drives. 

How to Be Fuel Efficient while Driving 

Optimizing the fuel in your vehicle is simple with a few basic habits that you can put into practice on your Delaware County commutes. Check out the some of the fuel efficient driving habits recommended by our Springfield Mitsubishi experts

Smooth Acceleration

As you accelerate, gently press the gas pedal; the harder you press, the more fuel you are using. A smooth acceleration taking about five seconds to get your vehicle up to 10 mph from a standstill can help save you gas. 

Plan Ahead for Traffic 

Stop and go traffic is incredibly inefficient when it comes to fuel usage and it puts an undue amount of stress on your Mitsubishi vehicle’s drivetrain. It’s best to avoid rush hour if you can by leaving at least 15 minutes early or finding a shortcut to reach your destination without the hassle. 

Avoid High Speeds 

The faster you are traveling the quicker you’ll be using up your gasoline. In order to achieve the optimal fuel economy on the highways, it’s best to keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph, as long as you’re following the speed limit that is.

Coast to a Stop 

When you are coming to a stop on Morton, PA roads, try to coast to a stop by taking your foot off the gas pedal and allowing your vehicle to slow down on its own. As long as there is no one in your way, you can use this method. If you are curious how can you save fuel while driving on hills, the coasting method is very effective. 

Use AC at Highway Speeds

Using the AC requires gas, but if you are driving at high speeds it’s more efficient to have the AC on than it is to drive with the windows down. At high speeds, the open windows increase the drag coefficient. 

Choose a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle at Springfield Mitsubishi! 

When you are looking for a new vehicle that’s fuel efficient and cost effective, we’ve got you covered! Explore our inventory then contact us at Springfield Mitsubishi to schedule a test drive in Springfield. We are happy to show you are most fuel efficient models near Morton, PA!


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