Fuel Conservation Tips From Hall Honda Virginia Beach

 

Here at Hall Honda Virginia Beach, we love offering drivers in the Virginia Beach, VA with the best new Honda models for sale, but we aim to be more than just your Honda dealer. We also want to help you get the most out of your vehicle for as long as you have it.

Even with plug-in hybrids like the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, most of us would love to get better fuel economy. Luckily for you, we’re here to help. We’re sharing some simple tips and tricks to help you save more fuel between trips to the gas station.

One of the easiest things you can do to ensure you’re getting better fuel economy is to check your tire pressure regularly. As temperatures fluctuate and over the course of driving your tire pressure changes. Improperly inflated tires, especially underinflated tires make your car work harder to move down the road, thus using up more gas. For better fuel economy, check your tire pressure about every two weeks.

Many of us are guilty of leaving things in our car that we don’t need every day. Whether it’s sports equipment like golf clubs or roof racks for your bike, these things add unnecessary weight to your vehicle. The added weight from these items causes your engine to work harder and uses up more fuel in the process.

Another simple method for lessening your fuel consumption is to avoid jackrabbit starts and quick accelerations. Forcing your car to work harder to get up to speed quickly consumes more fuel than letting it naturally get up to speed.

Speed also dictates your fuel consumption. Your car is most efficient when traveling at a constant speed, especially at a low speed in the top gear. For example, when your car is in its top gear and traveling at around 50-55 mph, it’s consuming less fuel than if it were traveling at 60-70 mph.

Finally, you can save fuel by keeping the windows closed when traveling at high speeds to avoid drag, which makes your engine work harder.

As always, be sure to visit us today for all your vehicle needs like Honda service and parts.

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