How to Be Fuel-Efficient

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Gas prices keep going up and that has many Clearwater drivers thinking about how to be fuel-efficient. That’s why many are gravitating towards gas-saving hybrid vehicles, like the Lexus RX Hybrid and other popular Lexus hybrid models. But, did you know that there are several fuel-efficient driving habits you can adopt that will make visiting the pump less painful? That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide below on how to save on gas. Let’s get started!

Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits Anyone Can Adopt

Learning how to be fuel-efficient is something anyone can do. Many Belleair drivers have improved their gas mileage by adopting the fuel-efficient driving habits below. Here’s how to save on gas by driving better:

How to Be Fuel-Efficient Through Better Driving Habits

  • Leave early. Beat the rush hour! Stop and go traffic is hard on your engine and uses much more gas. Some drivers can avoid rush hour entirely by leaving just fifteen minutes earlier.
  • Lighten that lead foot. If we’re being honest, some of us may tend to be heavy on the gas pedal sometimes, especially when we’re in a hurry. But that uses more gas, as well. Keeping your vehicle at a nice, consistent speed, while not exceeding 65 miles per hour (or the speed limit, whichever is lower), is the most fuel-efficient way to drive.
  • Stop trying to break that 0-60 record. Accelerate gently and get up to speed gradually. Stomping on the gas pedal uses more fuel.
  • Roll to a stop gradually. Give yourself time to come to a stop if it’s not an emergency. Slamming on the breaks right before you need to stop uses more fuel than is necessary.
  • Keep those tires properly inflated. Tires that don’t have enough air in them cause the engine to work harder, using more gas. Proper inflation can actually make a difference to your gas mileage and you won’t have to replace your tires as often! Fortunately, there are plenty of gas stations in the St. Petersburg area where you can fill the air in your tires.

Lexus of Clearwater is Here to Help

If you found our guide on how to save on gas to be helpful, check out our other tips and advice. For example, you might enjoy our post on how long an oil change should take or our guide on how to change the battery in a Lexus key fob. We’re just a short trip away from Palm Harbor and we’re here to help, so drop by or contact us today!

 

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