The Best Ways to Save Fuel

June 11th, 2018 by

Here in the Thousand Oaks, CA region, we have some of the highest gas prices in the nation, to go along with some of the worst traffic. This combination often leads local drivers to spend more time and money at the gas pump than they would like. Here at our Thousand Oaks, CA Dodge dealership, our expert dealers are well-versed in saving fuel, and we’re happy to share our tips with everyday commuters and families looking to save money at the pump.

Maintain Tire Pressure

One of the most common reasons that fuel economy suffers is because of improperly-inflated tires. Tires that don’t have enough air work harder to maintain contact with the road, which hurts fuel efficiency. To get the best gas mileage numbers, get the tire pressure to the maximum number that’s listed on your tire.

Don’t Make Excessive Trips

Your car gets the worst fuel efficiency when it’s first starting up, so instead of taking several short trips where you vehicle needs to go through that period, accomplish all of your errands in a single trip.

Only Brake When You Have To

Here in Southern California, it’s inevitable that you’re going to be sitting in traffic in your 2018 Chrysler 300 or other FCA US LLC vehicle. Instead of abruptly speeding up and quickly braking, try accelerating slowly and leave space between you and the car in front of you. If you can, slowly coast without hitting the gas. This method saves a significant amount of fuel.

Use Your Air-Conditioner

When you’re going full speed down the highway, having your windows open increases wind resistance, hurting fuel efficiency. Instead, use your air-conditioner.

For more fuel saving tips, or to check out our Jeep® and other vehicles, head over to Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

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