How To Create Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220 4MATIC

 

If you want to create the most fuel-efficient driving habits to conserve fuel and money on your Merced drives, then explore these tips from our team at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto. Many of our vehicles are becoming more and more fuel-efficient due to an abundance of features to help drivers. There are ways that you can optimize your driving to get the best fuel efficiency possible. Keep reading to see how exactly to save that money and your fuel!

How Can You Save Fuel While Driving on Hills? 

It’s not just hills, but every road has its challenges that may cause you to expend excessive fuel amounts. Make the most of your fuel by following these tips on your next trip in or outside of Stockton:

  • Accelerate Softly: When you accelerate from a stop, press the gas pedal gently. If you press down hard, you’ll use more fuel, but a smooth acceleration helps you. Try to accelerate to 10 mph from a standstill in about 5 seconds.
  • Plan Your Travels Around the Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic is an incredibly inefficient use of your fuel. This will put mechanical stress on your car’s drivetrain as well. Try to leave 15 minutes early to avoid rush hour, and try to find a shortcut to reach your destination without the hassle. 
  • Try Driving at Lower Speeds: When you drive at a high speed your car will consume more gasoline. Keeping your speed between 55 mph and 65 mph means that you will be able to achieve the best fuel economy on the highway. Of course, do so when possible and if the speed limit allows it.
  • Coasting to a Stop: When you are coming to a stop, you should try to release your foot from the gas and don’t put your foot on the brake until absolutely necessary. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you move uphill and use your car’s momentum to coast down the hill.
  • Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Your fuel usage can go up 20% when you are using your air conditioning. Try to recirculate the air instead of keeping it on full-blast. 

Find a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle at Modesto! 

Stanislaus drivers can shop for a new Mercedes-Benz at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of our most fuel-efficient vehicles. Many Mercedes-Benz vehicles are great options for drivers looking to save the most gas on their next ride. If you need any help taking care of your vehicle, stop by our service center in Modesto.

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