The Owner’s Manual: Fuel Efficient Driving

Are you lowering your gas mileage up to 33% without even realizing it? Learn how to avoid lowering your gas mileage, and what you can do to increase it.


What’s Lowering Your Fuel Efficiency:

  1. Aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% around town.
  2. Carrying an extra 100 pounds can lower your gas mileage by 2%
  3. Most cars become less fuel efficient at speeds over 60 mph
  4. Loading your roof rack can lower your fuel efficiency by 5%


How to Increase Your Fuel Efficiency:

  1. Keep your tires inflated to increase efficiency by 3%
  2. Using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil can increase gas mileage 2%
  3. Use cruise control on highways
  4. Get regular tune-ups to prevent problems that can significantly reduce fuel efficiency
  5. Combine your errands into one long trip instead of several short trips to cut your fuel use by up to 50%
  6. When possible, use High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV) for cars with multiple passengers

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