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Getting Greater Gas Mileage: Tips for Saving Money at the Pump

Last updated 5 years ago

With no end in sight to the rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is definitely one of the most important factors when shopping for a new car. Fortunately, your local Hyundai dealer can provide a vehicle that isn’t just fuel efficient, but also incredibly fun to drive. From the sporty Elantra Coupe (39 highway mpg) to the agile Accent (40 highway mpg), Brown’s Leesburg Hyundai is the place to go for a new vehicle that will put a smile on your face—both on the road and at the pump. However, there are a few things you should do to ensure that you get the best fuel economy possible.

  • Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated – Keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned is one of the easiest things you can do to ensure that you aren’t throwing any money away at the pump. In fact, tires that are underinflated can decrease gas mileage by up to 3%. However, overinflated tires can also affect your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, so be sure to keep your tires at the proper inflation level.
  • Avoid Aggressive Driving Behaviors – Speeding, jackrabbit starts, and hard braking are just a few of the aggressive driving behaviors that can lower your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. According to the Federal Trade Commission, you can improve city and highway gas mileage by up to 5% by driving more gently.
  • Lighten Your Load – Whenever possible, remember to remove non-essential items from your vehicle to lighten your load. Even an extra 100 pounds can reduce your vehicle’s overall fuel economy by up to 2%, so try not to use your trunk as a permanent storage space for tools and sporting goods.
  • Stay On Top of Routine Maintenance – If you want your new Hyundai to be as fuel efficient as possible, start by paying close attention to the routine maintenance and service schedule in your owner’s manual. Keeping your engine clean and tuned will ensure that every component is working as intended.

If you’re tired of driving around in a gas-guzzler, come to Brown’s Leesburg Hyundai and browse through our selection of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles. For additional vehicle information, or to schedule a test drive, call (703) 443-2220 today.

 

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