How to Increase Fuel Efficiency

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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.

Gas Mileage Tips: Easy Ways to Increase Fuel Economy

With the arrival of spring we’ll see traffic increase, as well as the number of road trips. With this increase in driving, it’s important to remember that there are easy ways to save money, especially when it comes to fuel economy. We’ve put together a list of gas mileage tips to help make your car as efficient as possible.

Fuel Economy.gov divides fuel economy tips into four categories: driving, maintenance, logistics, and car type. The best driving tip is to slow down; going the speed limit can save you 7% – 14% over the course of a year. Also, avoid idling (you get 0 mpg when you do this) and use cruise control when on the highway.

Maintenance not only keeps your car last longer, but it also makes it more efficient in the long run. Tire pressure is important to check and maintain because too little or too much will increase friction. Changing the oil regularly will keep your engine well-lubricated, and changing the air filter improves air flow, and ergo, combustion.

Logistics is a great way to save money. By planning your trips out, you’ll stop less than you have to. Don’t make unnecessary runs to do errands, and if possible, carpool to and from work.

Last but not least, buying a fuel efficient car is best in the long run. Mitsubishi is committed to optimal performance on every single model, which means you’ll have all the horsepower you need, as well as the best mpg possible.

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