Smart Gas-Saving Tips

2020 Ford Fusion Grill

Interested in driving more efficiently around Bloomington? Want some tangible ways to save fuel? Check out these smart gas-saving tips courtesy of Anderson Ford! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

How to Save Fuel

Consider these suggestions on how to save fuel from Anderson Ford near Decatur:

  • Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned: Keeping up with routine engine maintenance can improve your mileage tremendously.
  • Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil and Fuel: Check your owner’s manual to make sure that you’re using the correct grade of motor oil for your oil changes. Along this vein, use the recommended fuel for your vehicle, and don’t top off the gas tank.
  • Avoid Excessive Idling: Avoid idling too long in your Springfield driveway. You simply waste fuel this way and get 0 mpg.
  • Observe the Speed Limit and Avoid Fast Starts: Fast driving tends to dramatically lower fuel economy. Stick to the speed limit for the most efficient driving. Similarly, rapid acceleration and braking burn gas and lower your gas mileage significantly.
  • Check and Replace Air Filters Regularly: Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car’s gas mileage, as it keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, but it will also protect your engine.
  • Drive Lighter: Heavy vehicles drastically reduces your efficiency. Keep your trunk clear of items unless they are absolutely necessary, and remove roof carriers when not in use. When it snows in the Champaign area, make sure to clear your vehicle to get rid of unnecessary weight and wind resistance.
  • Check Your Tires: Low tire pressure can limit your fuel economy returns, and misaligned tires cause drag and wear faster. Make sure your tires are properly inflated, regularly rotated, and properly aligned for the best performance possible. Schedule service with Anderson Ford for assistance, and consult your Ford Scheduled Maintenance Guide for further reference.
  • Combine Your Errands: Plan your errands ahead of time to avoid making multiple trips. A cold engine uses more fuel than a warm one, so starting up your vehicle time and again for multiple trips negatively affects your mileage.

Does Cruise Control Save Gas?

Many Lincoln drivers ask: Does cruise control save gas? The answer is yes! When you use cruise control on the highway, you maintain a constant speed, which in turn helps you to save fuel. Similarly, if you have a manual transmission, then drive in the highest gear possible when you are cruising at a steady speed. Cars consume less fuel at higher gears.

Save Fuel with Anderson Ford!

Keep in touch with Anderson Ford for more ways to save fuel on the Bloomington roads! You can also check out our new Ford lineup to find a fuel-efficient vehicle.