How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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If you’re like most Indianola drivers, you want to know how to conserve gas when driving. Many new Ford vehicles are more fuel-efficient than ever. However, being a fuel-efficient driver can improve your savings even more! Read on to learn some helpful tips on the best fuel efficient driving habits, and feel free to contact us at DeYarman Ford Indianola with any questions.



5 Tips for Being a Fuel-Efficient Driver 

Whether you’re commuting to your job in Des Moines or hitting the highways for a road trip beyond Norwalk, develop these fuel-efficient driving habits so you can save money at the gas pump!

  1. Accelerate Slowly: Press down on the gas pedal gently. The harder you step on it, the more gas you consume. Try to take five seconds to reach ten mph (from a standstill). 
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Dealing with constant stop-and-go traffic is frustrating, but it’s also an inefficient use of your fuel. It can also put mechanical stress on your vehicle. Do your best to avoid rush hour. Leave 30 minutes early and find an alternative route around Winterset that isn’t as popular with other drivers.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: How to be fuel-efficient when driving? Avoid speeding! Cars consume more gas when traveling at higher speeds. To get the best possible fuel economy on highways, keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph, and be careful to follow the speed limit.
  4. Coast to a Stop: Rather than applying your brakes suddenly or constantly riding your brakes, allow your car to coast to a stop whenever possible. How can you save fuel when driving on hills? Decrease your speed as you go uphill, and use your forward momentum to coast downhill if you can. 
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Did you know that using the air conditioning system in your car can reduce your fuel usage by up to 20%. Use your AC sparingly, and when using it, use the recirculate function instead of having it on at full blast. 

Find a Fuel-Efficient Car at DeYarman Ford Indianola Today! 

Now that you know how to conserve gas when driving, being a fuel-efficient driver should be easy! Contact us if you’re shopping for a new fuel-efficient vehicle in the Indianola area. Our friendly team will give you a tour of our most fuel-efficient new Ford models, such as the Escape SE Hybrid. You might also want to check out our new vehicle specials! We’re here to help! 


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