Tips on Improving Fuel Efficiency

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Whether you’re driving the latest Ford, or you’ve had your favorite for 20 years, saving money at the pump is important especially as gas prices reach record highs. There are driving habits you can embrace to optimize your fuel efficiency on Chicago drives to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your dollar. We know drivers around New Lenox are busier than ever, so we have put together tips on how to improve gas mileage for your daily drives, just to squeeze out a little extra from the pump with every drive.

While some of these might seem obvious to you, we wanted to put all the ways to improve gas mileage in one guide so that you can better be prepared as you’re driving around. Learn more about the best ways to improve gas mileage with the experts at Sutton Ford below! And contact us with any questions that you might have.

How To Improve Gas Mileage With Good Driving Habits

Simple habits for any Chicago driver can adopt can easily improve gas mileage. Those habits include simple steps like driving at a consistent speed and coming to stops gradually. Look at these tips on improving fuel efficiency by adjusting the way you drive:

  • Drive the speed limit
  • Maintain a consistent speed
  • Accelerate gradually
  • Get rid of unnecessary weight or cargo
  • Don’t idle the car any more than necessary 

Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency by Keeping Your Car Serviced

You have plenty of reasons to keep up with your car’s service schedule, including making your vehicle last longer. Another is to improve gas mileage on your New Lenox adventures. Postponing your service appointments or not adhering to the recommended maintenance schedule will force your engine to work harder and use more gas. Look at some ways to improve gas mileage through proper maintenance:

  • Keep your tires inflated properly
  • Change spark plugs regularly
  • Replace the engine air filter regularly
  • Make sure the wheels are aligned properly
  • Replace a broken or missing spoiler
  • Replace oxygen sensors regularly
  • Change out the thermostat when needed
  • Replace the cabin air filter regularly
  • Have your brakes checked for drag
  • Have your oil changed regularly

Learn More Tips on Improving Fuel Efficiency at Sutton Ford!

Are you getting a better idea of how to improve gas mileage during your Matteson commute? You’ll be surprised at just how much you can spend on the roads, rather than at the pump by just following some helpful tips. Our service center is always here to help you as well, with our selection of service specials for more ways to save. 


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