Fuel prices have skyrocketed recently, impacting drivers across the country. There are a number of ways to cut back on your fuel consumption at times like these, from basic cleaning to entirely changing your driving habits. Whether your daily commute is five minutes or two hours, these fuel efficiency tips are great for everyone.
According to Popular Mechanics, one of the best things you can do is to get a new car. This is one of the more drastic options, but if you’re already in the market for a car you might want to pay close attention to fuel economy and performance technologies. Crossovers like the new Hyundai Kona get 33 mpg on the highway while still providing space and versatility, and hybrid vehicles like the Ioniq Hybrid will get 59 highway mpg*.
Change Driving Habits To Save Big
You can also change driving habits to save big. For instance, only brake when necessary and never exceed the speed limit. In short, try to drive like you would ride a bike—coast to save energy and avoid coming to a stop so you don’t have to waste energy accelerating again. Naturally, you’ll still have to stop at stop signs or intersections.
Other Little Helpful Tidbits
Other little things can help. Proper maintenance ensures all the pistons are firing properly and pumping up your low tires will prevent unnecessary friction. You should remove any unnecessary weight from inside your car, like trash or sports equipment, and try to plan your route ahead of time to shorten the driving time.
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*EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.