Some weeks it feels like you have to fill up the gas tank every day. While many cars are made more efficient than ever these days, it’s possible that you can be doing more to improve your fuel economy. Follow these tips from Highview Motors to make the most of each gallon.
Check Your Tires
In order to perform optimally, tires need to be inflated to their recommended PSI. If they’re low on air, they’re probably using more gas than they need. Check your tire pressure regularly.
When you idle, your car is getting zero mpg, which is pretty crummy fuel efficiency. If you’re going to be still for more than 30 seconds, turn off your car to save gas.
The ideal speed for the best fuel economy is 55 mph. If you’re in no hurry, and the speed limit will accommodate it, force yourself to let off the gas a little and cruise at this speed. Use cruise control to keep yourself in check, and you’ll get the best gas mileage on the highway.
Go Easy on the AC
Air conditioning uses up a lot of gas, so if you can suffer through a warm drive, do it. However, if you simply must be cooled down, AC is actually more efficient on the highway compared to windows down, which creates too much drag and decreases a car’s aerodynamics.
As the world continues to change, one thing that many people and businesses are interested in is alternative fuels. Alternative fuels are often more efficient and less expensive than standard gasoline or diesel. This is why GMC alternative fuel options are growing.
Starting early next year, GMC will begin to offer heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans that will have 6.0-liter V8 engines capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). There will also be alternative fuel options available for GMC’s new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.
With this expansion, GM Fleet’s lineup of hybrid, EV, and alternative fuel options grows to more than a dozen cars, trucks, and crossovers. This includes vehicles like the all-new Chevrolet Bolt EV, a B20-capable 2.8-liter Duramax diesel for GMC Savana vans, and a 6.6-liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engine for the GMC Sierra HD.
“Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.”
Do you own a business with fleet needs? Stop by Highview Motors and we’ll help you find the perfect vehicles to meet your needs.