Driving Tips

  • Drive the speed limit. In most vehicles, you will achieve optimal fuel economy between 45 mph and 60 mph.
  • Drive a consistent speed.
  • Brake and accelerate gradually and consistently.
  • Avoid stop-and-go traffic and rush hour.
  • Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal.
  • Use the cruise control.
  • Turn your vehicle off instead of idling for temporary stops.
  • Combine small trips into one longer trip with multiple stops.
  • Turn off the air conditioner and open your windows, unless you are traveling at high speeds on the highway.
  • Tighten your gas cap.
  • Park in the shade or in the garage.
  • Unload excess weight. Remove unneeded items from your vehicle.
  • Avoid carrying items on your roof. Remove rooftop carriers and removable racks when not in use.
  • Maintain the recommended tire pressure. Check tire pressure regularly and before long trips.
  • Keep your vehicle well-tuned, and follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended maintenance intervals.
  • Change your oil, oil filters, and air filters regularly.
  • Use the lowest recommended suitable grade of fuel. Use biofuels when feasible, such as E85 and biodiesel.