Driving for Fuel Economy


Pressure is key

Tire maintenance tips

  • Check your tire pressure monthly. Underinflated tires increase fuel consumption. Overinflated tires have less grip.

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How to drive to reduce fuel consumption:

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Maintain proper air pressure

Underinflated tires are one of the biggest causes of using excess fuel in the world. The American Automobile Agency has stated that operating a vehicle with underinflated tires can result in a 25% reduction in fuel economy.

Select low rolling resistance tires

The lower the rolling resistance, the less effort from your engine, the better the gas mileage. Some additional tips:

  • Drive at a constant speed, avoiding rapid stops and starts.
  • Turn off the engine when the car is at a standstill, for example in a traffic jam or at a railroad crossing, if it is safe to do so.
  • Drive light. Extra weight increases fuel consumption and polluting emissions.
  • Remove unused accessories like roof racks and luggage carriers, which create aerodynamic drag.

 

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Choosing your tires:

  • Choose tires that have “fuel economy” as one of their main performance characteristics.

 

  • Tires that have “traction” as their main characteristic will often have reduced fuel economy; winter tires and tires for heavier vehicles such as SUV and light trucks might not be the most fuel-efficient.

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