How to Be Fuel Efficient

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Like most Omaha drivers, you are probably curious about how you can be more fuel efficient on your daily drives. While many of the new Honda vehicles are fuel-efficient by nature, not everyone is ready to upgrade their vehicle all together. However, there are still solutions that can help maximize your mpg ratings and make more fuel efficient driving habits a part of your daily drives. Keep reading for some simple tips on how to be fuel efficient as you navigate the roads of Gretna.



5 Tips for Fuel Efficient Driving Habits

Whether you’re heading to work in Gretna or just curious how can you save fuel while driving on hills around town, here are the tips that can help you save money every day:

  1. Accelerate Softly: Gently press the gas pedal when you accelerate; the harder you press, the more fuel you use. A smooth acceleration taking five seconds to reach 10 mph from a standstill is the most fuel efficient method.
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Sitting and stop-and-go traffic is not only an inefficient use of your fuel, but it can also put mechanical stress on your car’s drivetrain. If you can, try to avoid rush hour by leaving at least 15 minutes early, and try to find a shortcut to reach your destination without the hassle.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Higher speed driving utilizes more fuel. In order to achieve the best possible fuel economy on the highways, keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph (being sure to follow the speed limit).
  4. Coast to a Stop: Instead of constantly applying your brakes, look at the road ahead. If there’s no one ahead of you and you need to come to a stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and again, use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: When you are driving at lower speeds the car’s fuel usage can go up by 20% when using A/C. When you turn the air conditioning on, use the recirculate function instead of leaving it on full-blast.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Honda for Sale in Lincoln?

When you want a luxurious yet fuel efficient vehicle, where do you go? Contact us at Honda of Lincoln to schedule a test drive near Bellevue today. We can show you some of our most fuel-efficient models, such as the Accord and Civic and help you choose the best model for your lifestyle. Interested in learning more about taking care of your vehicle? Check out our service tips and tricks!


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