You can help to achieve better fuel efficiency by changing some driving habits you might have. Rapid acceleration and braking, excess idling of the vehicle, as well as operating the air conditioning all decrease the fuel efficiency. Maximum fuel efficiency will be achieved in vehicles with a smaller body, lighter weight and with a less powerful engine. If you are comfortable driving a manual transmission, they are much more efficient. Front wheel drive vehicles are more fuel efficient than four wheel drive. If your typical activities to do not require four wheel drive, you will gain in fuel efficiency by choosing front wheel drive only.


Another way to help improve the fuel efficiency in your vehicle is have the vehicle brought in for recommended maintenances. By doing this, we can check the systems, components, and parts to insure peak performance. This can help benefit the fuel efficiency when you drive. Routinely changing filters, keeping tires properly inflated, and using the oil recommended by the manufacturer are all sound maintenance practices that impact fuel efficiency. To maximize fuel efficiency, attempt to change driving habits that may increase fuel usage and keep your vehicle properly maintained.

Vehicles that are more fuel efficient are typically less expensive to purchase. They will have lower ongoing costs of operation due to lower costs of fuel. As more consumers demand better fuel efficiency, research and development in the area of alternative fuels will be increased to meet this demand. If you notice that the vehicle is starting to get poor mileage, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. Poor mileage could be an indication that parts are starting to wear and may need to be replaced. The summer heat can do damage on the parts of the vehicle, so make sure to bring it in for regular maintenance to keep it operating at top performance levels.