Fuel Efficient Driving Habits

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Developing fuel efficient driving habits is becoming a necessity as fuel costs continue to rise across the country. Luckily, learning how to be fuel efficient on your Asheville commute is easy and will help you save more on gas each year. Follow along with Hyundai of Asheville as we go over how you can save fuel while driving in Black Mountain below, then browse our new vehicle inventory to see our latest fuel-efficient models for sale! 

How to be Fuel Efficient as You Drive

Whether you’re running errands on the weekend or heading to Hendersonville for work, you can learn how to be fuel efficient by following the tips below:

  1. Accelerate Slowly: Accelerating your vehicle at a slower pace is not only good for the engine, but it will help you save more fuel than slamming on the gas pedal. Your vehicle may be able to go from 0 – 60 in 5 seconds, but you’ll save more gas by bringing your vehicle up to speed slowly.
  2. Plan For Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic is horrific for fuel economy. If possible, plan your day around rush hour by leaving 15 minutes earlier or 15 minutes later. You can also take an alternate route that doesn’t use main roads. This will help you save fuel and put less stress on your drivetrain.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Your vehicle will use more fuel the faster you go. To get the best possible fuel economy on the highway keep your speed between 55 and 65 mph (make sure you’re following the speed limit though).
  4. Coast to a Stop: Rather than applying your brakes suddenly when you’re on top of an intersection, check the road ahead. If there’s no one in front of you and you need to come to a stop, take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you venture uphill, and again, use your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill. 
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Your vehicle’s air conditioning system will increase your car’s fuel usage by up to 20%. When you turn the air conditioning on, use the recirculate function instead of leaving it on full-blast. 

Get a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle from Hyundai of Asheville 

If you’re looking to save more on fuel each year, considering purchasing a new Hyundai from Hyundai of Asheville! Our inventory has a variety of fuel efficient models that will help you save more on fuel while still getting the features you want. Explore our new and certified pre-owned models today, then apply for financing to receive an offer! Soon you’ll be back on Weaverville roads and saving money on your monthly fuel costs.

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