How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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If you’ve been commuting in and around Rome, you’re probably wondering how to be fuel-efficient. Many of the newest GMC vehicles are designed to be fuel-efficient without compromising performance. That said, if you’re looking to boost your fuel economy even further, read on to learn about the best fuel-efficient driving habits in the following guide!

At Riverside GMC Of Cartersville, we want our Acworth customers to get the most out of their vehicles for the foreseeable future. Learn about fuel-efficient driving habits below, and don’t hesitate to call us at (678) 792-4501 or reach out online with any questions!

Five Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

Whether you’re driving to work around the Canton area or hitting the road for a long vacation, how to be fuel-efficient is something you should keep in mind. How can you save fuel while driving on hills or long highway trips? The following tips are essential for getting the most out of your gas tank:

  1. Accelerate Gradually: Press your gas pedal softly; the harder you press, the more fuel is used. Smooth acceleration reduces fuel consumption and gives you more time to reach the speed you’re reaching.
  2. Plan For Traffic: If you know your driving habits around Rome, you should always plan accordingly. Stop-and-go traffic is not only an inefficient fuel usage but also puts mechanical stress on your drivetrain. Avoiding these problems can provide better fuel consumption.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Cars will use more fuel while driving at higher speeds. To get the best fuel economy, we recommend driving between 55 and 65 mph (Just remember to follow the appropriate speed laws).
  4. Coast to a Stop: Always applying your brakes can put a lot of pressure on your vehicle and fuel use. It’s best to try gradual stops around Acworth and let your car coast to a stop. If you ask, “How can you save fuel while driving on hills?” Here’s how: Reduce your speed while venturing uphill, and again, use your vehicle’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
  5. Use AC at Highway Speeds: Your vehicle’s air conditioning does require gas, so use it sparingly around town, unless it’s extremely humid. On highways, using AC is more fuel efficient than rolling down your windows, as the latter can increase your drag coefficient.

Find a Fuel-Efficient GMC for Sale in Cartersville!

Now that you know the best fuel-efficient driving habits around the Canton area, turn to Riverside GMC Of Cartersville for all your vehicle needs. If you want to upgrade your ride, check out our new and pre-owned vehicle specials to save on your next model.

Whether it’s learning how to be fuel efficient or scheduling an oil change, make Riverside GMC Of Cartersville your dealership of choice near Rome!

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