5 Tips to Becoming a More Fuel-Efficient Driver

July 31st, 2018 by

2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

If you frequently fill up your Chevrolet in Syracuse — or anywhere, really — you probably know that gas is expensive. But you don’t have to feel like you’re emptying your wallet every time you fill up your car. Reduce the cost of daily driving and become more eco-friendly with these five easy steps to increase your fuel efficiency!

How to Get the Best Fuel Efficiency

  • Accelerate Slowly: While you should already avoid speeding, it’s important to know that quickly stomping the gas sends a burst of fuel into your vehicle’s system – a lot of which is wasted. When you control your acceleration and give your engine some TLC, you’ll also use less fuel. However, you don’t want to accelerate too slowly, because this could burn more fuel as well. Experiment to see what is best for your make and model.
  • Pay Attention: When you aren’t a distracted driver and plan out maneuvers ahead of time, you can easily avoid accelerating too quickly or making rapid stops.
  • Plan Errands: Run a lot of errands in the Fayetteville area? Plan ahead of time to decrease any backtracking/multiple stops that could eat up extra gas.
  • Lay Off the Brakes: Whenever possible, try coasting to a stop instead of hitting the brakes quickly at the last second. This will help avoid wear and tear on your braking system as well as save additional fuel.
  • Obey the Speed Limit: This is always a good idea for safety, but most vehicles deliver better fuel efficiency below 50 mph as well.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 on road
Construction workers stand at 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truckbed

Other Tips to Help You Save

In addition to tips related to driving, these other suggestions can contribute to savings and greater fuel economy:

  • Use the AC: At highway speeds, use your air conditioner in order to reduce drag and potentially improve fuel economy.
  • Watch Tire Pressure: Good tire pressure not only helps reduce vehicle wear and tear, but also helps improve your fuel economy.
  • Limit Ethanol: High levels of ethanol gas harms fuel efficiency rates because more ethanol is required to produce the same amount of energy as gasoline.
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country tows trailer
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab hauls 4x4s

Make Your Chittenango Drive More Efficient

Utilize these simple driving tips to make your Fayetteville commute better for your vehicle and the environment! Whether you’re driving a new car or a used model, these suggestions can help reduce wear on your vehicle. Have questions? Feel free to contact Sun Chevrolet for more info! While you are in the area, be sure to visit the All Things Oz Museum just down the street from Sun Chevrolet!


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