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How-To: Maximize Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Whether you’re driving a full-size SUV or a compact sedan, there are tons of ways to maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy. The cost of fuel is constantly on the rise, and needless to say it’s not something we can avoid. Our team here at Certified Autoplex is going to share some ways to increase your vehicle’s efficiency in order to save on fuel costs.

As we’re all aware, some vehicles are simply more efficient than others. If you’re interested in finding a new vehicle to get a better fuel economy, then Certified Autoplex is a great place to shop. Our used vehicle inventory is constantly growing, and we have a variety of hybrid models to choose from including the iconic Toyota Prius.

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However, a new vehicle isn’t always in the budget. If you’re simply looking for ways to increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle you already have, then follow these tips. We’ll share ideas for both car maintenance and driving behaviors to practice.

Tips to Increase Your Car’s Efficiency

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Regular Maintenance –

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Following your regularly scheduled maintenance plan for your vehicle can truly be a lifesaver. Not only will it keep your vehicle running like-new, but a properly running vehicle will always get a better fuel economy than one that needs attention. Here are a few suggestions to help increase your vehicle’s fuel economy:

  • Check your tire pressure
  • Clean your air filter
  • Replace worn/dirty spark plugs
  • Secure loose gas cap


Calm, Collective Driving –

One of the most effective ways to save on fuel costs is by remaining calm and collective behind the wheel. Aggressive drivers have been found to get much lower gas mileage than those who keep a steady pace. If you’re constantly flying up to cars ahead of you and then slamming on your brakes, you’re not driving the car how you’re supposed to anyways.

  • Follow the given speed limits
  • Avoid excessive idling
  • Gently press gas/brake pedals
  • Pack as light as possible

Used vehicles with over 30 mpg

In order to maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy, it depends on a combination of the vehicle’s condition and how it’s driven. These two factors are completely dependent on you, which is a good thing. By simply following these suggestions, you’re sure to see an increase of your vehicle’s overall efficiency.

Any questions regarding these suggestions can be directed to our team here at Certified Autoplex. Drivers are welcome to browse our entire inventory online and schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel today.

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