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Having your vehicle properly maintained is import. By having it maintained, you can help it last as long as possible, as well as improving the fuel efficiency. The fuel efficiency refers to how effectively your vehicle converts fuel into the energy that actually powers the vehicle. While shopping for a new vehicle, the fuel efficiency rating is available on the window sticker. The values that are given will cover a range and will be an average based testing. It is nearly impossible to predict the exact fuel efficiency of a vehicle because your own driving habits impact the miles per gallon of your vehicle.

Bad driving and speeding can result in poor fuel mileage. You should observe the speed limit and set your cruise control when it is safe to do so. Driving at a constant speed keeps you from accelerating when it is not needed, making for a more consistent optimal fuel economy. By removing unnecessary excess weight, you can increase your miles per gallon because your vehicle does not have to work as hard to power itself to move forward. When you idle, the vehicle can burn quite a bit of fuel. Cold weather and frequent short stops also reduce your fuel economy, since your engine does not operate efficiently until it is warmed up.

Typically front wheel drive vehicles, such as cars, get better fuel mileage as opposed to four wheel drive vehicles or trucks. If you are looking for maximum fuel efficiency, hybrid cars offer drivers sufficient gas mileage. Although they have a higher cost upfront, drivers often see the benefit both for them and for their economy.

Things like jackrabbit starts and speeding decline the miles per gallon. If you slowly accelerate, then less fuel will be wasted. It will also save on the condition of other parts of your vehicle. The same is true for braking. If you slam on the brakes, it can cause the brake system to wear out sooner than it typically should. Instead, try to anticipate any stop you might have to make. Another way to safe on fuel is make sure to empty out the vehicle the best you can. Do not use the vehicle as a storage unit. This extra weight will cause poor mileage when you travel. If you notice poor fuel mileage with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you.

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