How to Increase Fuel Efficiency

increase fuel efficiency

With hybrid options like the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, outstanding fuel efficiency is becoming more accessible than ever. But did you know that there are changes you could be making to your driving habits right now that will increase fuel efficiency no matter the vehicle? These tips will help you save on fuel starting today.

 

Don’t Idle

 

Letting your car idle is bad for the environment and bad for your fuel consumption as well. If you know that your vehicle will be inactive for more than 10 seconds, turn it off to make the most of your fuel.

 

Cool Off Efficiently

 

If you’re driving in the city, windows down is the most fuel efficient way of cooling your car in the summertime. On highway driving, however, using the air conditioning is the better option as windows down decreases aerodynamics at high speeds.

 

Brake and Accelerate Slowly

 

Heavy braking and rapid acceleration use up gasoline that you could otherwise be saving. Get in the habit of accelerating slowly and letting off the gas to slow down rather than braking last minute.

 

Lighten the Load

 

Extra weight in your car takes away from fuel efficiency. If you want the most from your car’s performance, keep it free of clutter both in the cabin and in the trunk.

 

If you’re ready to upgrade to a more fuel efficient vehicle, visit Pantili Mitsubishi to check out our extensive inventive of gas-saving and eco-friendly vehicles.