Three Tips to Improve Gas Mileage
Patrick Hyundai is in the business of giving you the best experience possible. We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t share with you our best tips on how to improve gas mileage. This summer should be about doing fun things with the people you love, not waiting at the gas pump.
- Use cruise control
- Cruise control is the simplest and easiest way to save on gas this summer and improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Cruise control can help you become a more fuel efficient driver because your car is doing the heavy lifting and maintaining a set speed. The constant change in acceleration and deceleration of the driver placing their foot over the pedals can end up wasting more gas than you may realize.
- Avoid excessive acceleration
- By excessively accelerating, you’re wasting gas. Aggressive driving tendencies such as speeding, accelerating and braking tend to waste more gas. This is because aggressive driving forces your car to switch gears at a faster rate than is optimal for fuel efficiency. Excessive acceleration and other aggressive driving tendencies can lower fuel economy by as much as 33 percent.
- Limit excessive idling
- Leaving your car running while parked is also another way to waste gas. Typically, your car being left on and in park can use anywhere from a quarter to half gallon of fuel per hour depending on your engine size and if your air conditioner is being used.
One of the things that we strive for at Patrick Hyundai is getting you into a vehicle that you’ll love, but one that will also be able to meet and exceed expectations. If you’re looking for a vehicle that has a better fuel rating than the one that you’re driving now, don’t hesitate to take a look at our online inventory. If you like what you see, give us a call at 847-230-8220 or visit us at 1020 E. Golf Road.