How to practice fuel-efficient driving to save on gas

How to practice fuel-efficient driving to save on gas

At Financement Auto Laval, located on the North Shore near Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jerome, we want you to get the best bang for your buck. That’s why we’d like to give you some tips to practice fuel-efficient driving. You’ll help both the environment and your wallet!

Plan your Trips

We all know that being stuck in the traffic can be unpleasant, and having all these cars running while being almost stationary is also bad for the environment. To avoid these unwanted situations, you should use one of the many applications available to plan your trips depending on road conditions and traffic. However, we know that you’ll still be stuck in traffic from time to time. In that case, leave some space between your car and the one in front of you so you don’t have to brake and accelerate again every 5 seconds or so. Driving this way will save you gas, but also prevent the wear of your brakes and tires.

Maintain a Constant Speed

The hardest thing on your gas consumption – and thus your budget – is constant change of speed marked by sudden braking and accelerations. On the road, use your cruise control as much as possible, slow down gently when taking up a hill and accelerate when going downhill. Also, when you accelerate, resist the temptation to hear your engine roar and do it gradually.

Avoid Driving at High Speed

Most vehicles are at their most fuel-efficient velocity between 50 and 80 km/h. Past this threshold, the gas consumption increases in the same proportion as your speed, so you should try to stay in this bracket to reduce your footprint and save on gas. Another good thing would be to release the gas pedal from time to time and if you know that you’re going to have to hit the brakes in a few seconds anyways. Here again, it will save you gas and money on repairs.

When it comes to personalized financing options, you’ve trusted us, Financement Auto Laval, located on the North Shore near Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jerome, since 1992. Do the same for all tips and tricks that will help you save money!