Five Tips to Improve Your Fuel Efficiency
If you want to get the most out of that Honda gas mileage, it’s important to assess your driving habits. Challenge yourself to become a more eco-friendly driver by adopting our top five tips to boost your fuel efficiency!
1. Drive with Caution
The harder your engine works, the more fuel it has to burn. That means that driving recklessly can really put a damper on your fuel efficiency. Whether you brake too harshly or speed down the Elgin highway like a racecar, these habits can compromise your mileage – as well as your safety. Try to drive with a little more control and caution, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the drastic difference in your fuel economy.
2. Reduce the Weight
Do you regularly load up the cabin with heavy equipment? Is your trunk packed with boxes and bags that you never remembered to clean out? Lighter cars naturally get better fuel economy figures than heavier ones, and the same idea applies to cargo. Streamlining your car with a little spring cleaning can add a few miles per gallon to your next journey. Consider unpacking the trunk and sweeping out the backseat for a cleaner, more efficient space.
3. Inflate Your Tires
Your tires play a huge role in your car’s fuel efficiency. When your tires are underinflated, they need to work harder to grip the road. And while this is apparent in your fuel economy figures, the average driver probably won’t notice the immediate difference between a properly inflated and underinflated tire. That’s why it’s crucial to test your tire air pressure every month and top off when needed.
4. Fuel Up with the Right Formula
Most vehicles will do just fine with standard unleaded gas. But if your car craves premium, then unleaded might not cut it. Performance vehicles require a higher octane formula to get the best mileage out of every tank of gas. It’s not worth the downgraded performance to save a few bucks on unleaded. If you’re not sure, take a look at your owner’s manual to see what the experts recommend or contact us for advice.
5. Replace Your Air Filter
Did you know that replacing your air filter can lead to a 15 percent increase in fuel efficiency? Schedule your service today!
Find Out More at Brilliance Honda
Want to become a better driver? Check out our back to school driving tips at Brilliance Honda, serving Schaumburg and Barrington.