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How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Sport

How can you save fuel while driving on hills, on the highway, and on city streets in the Lawrence area? If you’re like most Salem drivers, you are probably looking for more ways to be fuel-efficient when driving, and the service team at Rockingham Honda has some smart tips to help you conserve fuel wherever you drive. Learn more about fuel-efficient driving habits and other ways to get the most out of every gallon of gas.

Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

How you drive has a direct impact on how fuel-efficient your vehicle will be. Practice the following fuel-efficient driving habits to save on trips around Methuen.

  1. Accelerate Softly: A lead foot on the gas pedal is a sure way to burn more fuel. If you press the pedal gently and accelerate smoothly, you’ll conserve fuel. Taking about five seconds to bring your vehicle to 10 mph from a standstill will help you save gas.
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic not only wastes fuel, but it also can put undue stress on your car’s drivetrain. Try to avoid rush hour, and see if you can take a shortcut to get to your destination in less time.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: The faster you drive, the more fuel you burn. One of the best fuel-efficient driving habits is maintaining a speed of between 55 and 65 mph on the highway. In general, if you drive at the posted speed limit, you’ll enjoy better fuel efficiency.
  4. Coast to a Stop: Riding the brakes wastes fuel. If there’s no one ahead of you and you have plenty of room, take your foot off of the gas pedal and let your car gradually coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you go uphill, and let off the gas a little to allow the car’s momentum to take you down the hill at a slow pace.
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Haverhill drivers may be surprised to know that using the air conditioning system constantly increases your car’s fuel use by as much as 20%. Using the recirculate function instead of running the air conditioning will save fuel.

Making sure that you have the proper amount of air in your tires will also help to keep your Honda running efficiently. Note that you may have to reset the TPMS light if it stays on after you have added air to the tires. Want to learn about more fuel-efficient driving habits? Visit Rockingham Honda for additional service tips and tricks.

Stay Fuel-Efficient with Rockingham Honda

Learning how to be fuel-efficient saves you money, helps your vehicle last longer, and is a more environmentally friendly way to drive. The certified technicians in the Rockingham Honda Service Center can attend to all of your auto maintenance needs, which helps to ensure that your vehicle delivers the maximum fuel economy. You can conveniently schedule service with us online, and with our service specials and coupons, you’ll enjoy savings on a wide range of routine maintenance services. Are you in the market for a more fuel-efficient vehicle? There are some great options in the new Honda lineup. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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