Tips on Improving Fuel Efficiency

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At Midway Motors Newton, we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of Buick and GMC vehicles to suit just about every budget and lifestyle! Whether you’re looking for a luxury SUV, a tough off-road pickup truck, or something in between, we’re confident you’ll find something to love in our lineup. We offer vehicles with powerful performance specs, advanced technology, and excellent gas mileage. If you’re interested in making the most of your vehicle’s gas tank, our team has put together a guide outlining how to improve your gas mileage on Hesston roads. 

You’d be surprised by how easy it is to integrate these tips into your daily routine – none of them require making major changes to your commute, and following just one or two of them can result in significant improvement to your ride’s fuel economy. Read on for nine easy ways to improve your gas mileage, and feel free to contact our service center with any questions!

Nine Ways to Improve Your Gas Mileage

  1. One of our best tips on improving fuel efficiency is to accelerate slowly and smoothly – pressing down hard on the gas pedal can consume a lot of unnecessary fuel.
  2. If you live in an area with a lot of significant traffic around commute time, plan ahead to see if you can leave a few minutes early or take a different route so you aren’t stopping and starting a lot. 
  3. Keep your speed between 55 mph and 65 mph on the highway as long as it’s within the speed limit – the faster you drive, the more fuel you burn.
  4. Take your foot off the gas pedal and coast to a stop before applying the brake – just as hammering on the gas can waste fuel, so can pressing down hard on the brake. 
  5. If you live in an area with a lot of hills and are wondering how to improve your gas mileage, consider keeping a slow speed while ascending and coasting while descending.
  6. In the hot months, consider leaving the windows open rather than using the AC on full blast – the air conditioning can increase your fuel usage by as much as 20%! If you’re driving on the highway, however, it’s best to use your AC. Driving with your windows down at high speeds increases your aerodynamic drag and forces your vehicle to work harder to move forward.
  7. Try to keep your ride as light as possible by leaving behind unnecessary cargo, as lighter vehicles burn less fuel.
  8. Keep a close watch on your tire pressure, since underfilled tires can burn a lot of fuel without you even realizing it!
  9. If you’re able, engage your car’s cruise control to improve your gas mileage by as much as 14%.

Keep Up With Midway Motors Newton for More Service Tips!

Interested in learning more tips on improving fuel efficiency? Contact our office for more information or with any questions you have. You can also stop by our dealership to talk to a member of our team in person – we’re conveniently located near Halstead and Sedgwick. Don’t forget to check out our service specials for more ways to save on your next maintenance appointment!


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