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How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

Though many vehicles are fuel-efficient by nature, if you’re like most Las Vegas drivers, you’re always looking for ways to conserve fuel on your commutes. The best way to maximize fuel efficiency on North Las Vegas roads and beyond is to put good fuel-efficient driving habits into practice. Learn more about driving efficiently with our service team‘s great tips on how to be fuel-efficient as you drive off through town.

5 Tips for Being a Fuel-Conscious Driver 

No matter whether you’re taking a weekend trip out of Mesquite or getting ready for your morning work commute, you can use the following tips to make the most of your vehicle’s fuel:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  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. 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. 
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Using the air conditioning system can increase your car’s fuel usage by up to 20%. When you turn the air conditioning on, use the recirculate function instead of leaving it on full-blast. 

Find a Fuel-Efficient Acura for Sale in Henderson! 

With Findlay Acura you can find a vehicle that’s fuel-efficient as well as luxurious. Contact us today to learn more about our new models for sale, service tips and tricks, and more! We look forward to helping you find the right model for you and your driving needs.

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