If you do a lot of driving around Calhoun County, you don’t want to spend more money than you have to on gasoline. That’s why getting the best fuel economy is a priority for many of us here in southern Michigan. To conserve gas and get better mileage from your Buick or Chevrolet vehicle, here are some easy ways to save fuel when driving in Albion.
Lose the extra weight
If you’ve filled your vehicle’s trunk, truck bed, or back seat with heavy items that you don’t need on a daily basis, get rid of that useless weight. All that heavy equipment weighs down your car, which requires more gas to move. According to the U.S. EPA, “An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by about 1 percent.” Clean out your car and remove any unnecessary items.
Use cruise control
To save fuel when driving on I-94, M-99, or Michigan Avenue, use your car’s cruise control as much as possible. The more frequently you accelerate and brake, the more gas your vehicle consumes. Keeping your speed consistent greatly contributes to its efficiency.
When you’re in a hurry, it’s tempting to hit the gas pedal hard and peel out when you’re at a traffic light. But, the more rapidly your car accelerates, the more gas it burns. Instead, conserve fuel by slowly accelerating and braking, coasting when possible to use momentum to your advantage.
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