Tips to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Bad driving habits can influence your vehicle’s fuel efficiency more than you’d think. By making slight adjustments to how you drive, you can maximize gas mileage and fuel economy, which means spending less time at the pump and saving money each month.

2018 Ford Expedition 

Go Easy on the Pedal

High-speed driving and herky-jerky starts and stops make a big difference when it comes to fuel efficiency. Going 65 mph instead of 75 mph on the highway can reduce your fuel usage by up to 20 percent, and easing onto your brakes and accelerator are less taxing than putting the pedal to the floor. By slowing down and being more gradual with your braking and acceleration, you can save a pretty penny. 

Monitor Your Tire Pressure

How often do you pump your tires? Maybe once a year? You should almost certainly be doing it more often. When your tires deflate, they get softer and more resistant to turning, causing your engine to work harder and burn more fuel. It only takes a handful of quarters and a few minutes at the service station to keep your tires full, and the trade-off in fuel efficiency makes it well worth it in the long run.

Keep Your Car Cool

Have you ever noticed how the gasoline smell at the filling station is stronger on hot days? That’s because high temperatures cause gasoline to evaporate just like water, so there’s more of it wafting in the air. By parking in the shade or in a covered garage during warm days, you keep more gas in your tank and less of it out of the atmosphere.

If you’ve got an eye on fuel efficiency, you may want to consider getting behind the wheel of one of Ford’s new fuel-efficient options. 

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