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Here are some tips to maximize your vehicle’s fuel efficiency:

  • Reduce idling, including by minimizing use of a remote vehicle starter
  • Ensure replacement tires are rated for low-rolling resistance to minimize fuel loss due to road friction
  • Keep your vehicle’s tires inflated to the tire pressure listed on the sticker on the driver’s side door or the owner’s manual
  • Use a synthetic oil to reduce friction in the engine and improve fuel efficiency
  • Use your manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil and consider oils labeled “Energy Conserving” that contain friction-reducing additives
  • Get regular engine tune-ups – repairing a serious problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can increase fuel economy by 40%
  • Drive slower on highways
  • Accelerate and brake gently
  • Combine trips
  • If available, use your vehicle’s fuel economy feedback display to maximize mpg
  • Minimize vehicle use through ridesharing, public transit, biking, walking, and working from home when possible
  • Make your next vehicle purchase a fuel efficient one!

Source: U.S. DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center

Last updated: October 5, 2017 at 14:27 pm