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How to Be a Fuel-Efficient Driver

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander in Diamond Red
 

Looking for new ways to conserve fuel during your daily drives on the roads in and around Port Orange? While you’ll find many fuel-efficient options in the new Mitsubishi inventory at Daytona Mitsubishi, some minor tweaks to your driving habits can help you to get the most out of every gallon of gas. Find out how to improve fuel economy and how to be fuel-efficient, then stop by our dealership in Daytona Beach to test drive an exciting new fuel-efficient Mitsubishi today!

5 Tips on How to Improve Fuel Economy

Whether you’re driving an efficient Mitsubishi Mirage or a plug-in hybrid like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, learning fuel-efficient driving habits will help you save on those costly visits to your local Ormond Beach-area gas station. While keeping track of your mileage is a good way to see how efficient your driving habits are on a daily or weekly basis, the following tips on how to improve fuel economy will help ensure you enjoy the maximum fuel economy wherever you drive:

  1. Accelerate Softly: Gently apply the gas pedal and accelerate smoothly. Taking five seconds to bring your vehicle up to 10 mph from a standstill will help conserve fuel.
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Getting stuck in stop-and-go traffic is not only an inefficient use of your fuel, but it can also put excessive strain on your car’s drivetrain. Try to avoid rush hour by leaving at least 15 minutes early, and see if you can find a shortcut to reach your destination via an alternate, less congested route.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: To achieve the best possible fuel economy on the highways, keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph (just make sure you’re following the speed limit).
  4. Coast to a Stop: Rather than riding your brakes, look at the road ahead and when you need to come to a stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and again, use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
  5. Use Air Conditioning at Highway Speeds: Running the air conditioning in your when you’re cruising around town in Palm Coast can negatively affect your fuel economy. However, one of the keys to learning how to be fuel-efficient is to run the AC when you’re on the highway, as driving with the windows rolled down at high speeds creates drag which hampers efficient performance.

Shop for a Fuel-Efficient Mitsubishi in Daytona Beach!

Understanding how to be fuel-efficient and how to improve fuel economy will save you money and help to prolong the life of your vehicle. Ready to apply your new-found fuel-efficient driving habits behind the wheel of a new Mitsubishi? Contact us at Daytona Mitsubishi to schedule a test drive. We’ll give you a tour of our most fuel-efficient models, and fill you in on our latest new vehicle specials.

 

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