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How to Be Fuel-Efficient on Lexington Roads

Pumping Gas

The typical Louisville, KY commute is steadily becoming more expensive along with the price of gas. In fact, you’re likely trying to figure out how to be more fuel-efficient on the road. For instance, how can you save fuel while driving on hills? Did you know that, besides driving home in one of the fuel-efficient cars for sale on our lot, there are several fuel-efficient driving habits you can adopt that will save you on gas? That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide below. Let’s get started!

Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits You Can Start Today

We recommend that all Russel Springs, KY drivers learn how to be fuel-efficient while driving. These habits not only save gas, but generally keep your car running longer. Here’s how to save on gas by driving better:

How to Be Fuel-Efficient – Driving Habits That Save Gas

  • 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 exceed the speed limit from time to time, 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 Russel Springs, KY area where you can fill the air in your tires.

How Can You Save Fuel While Driving on Hills?

You may be thinking that the above driving habits would work fine in flat areas. But, how can you save fuel while driving on hills? Just remember: slow going up, coast going down. Your car uses less gas when it is climbing slowly. And if the hill is steep, there’s really no need to press on the gas when going down.

Check Out the Fuel-Efficient Cars at Don Franklin Auto

We have a wide selection of fuel-efficient cars at our dealerships, including hybrids. So, why not come down and take one or more for a test drive? And, if you’d like to learn more, check out our posts on the difference between regular and premium gas and a comparison of gas and diesel trucks. We have multiple convenient locations, like the one in Somerset, KY, so drop by or contact us today!


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