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Hit the road with these fuel saving tips

Last updated on November 2, 2020 at 03:40 pm

For many New Jersey residents, summer is the season for road trips. It could be to the beach and boardwalk, an amusement park or drive-in movie with friends and family. Wherever you’re headed this summer, you’ll need to fill your gas tank to reach your destination (maybe even a few times). Fun fact: in many newer cars, you can get almost anywhere (and back) in New Jersey on one tank of gas.

Here are some fuel saving tips from Plymouth Rock Assurance in New Jersey that will help you stretch that tank of gas, so you can spend more time having fun instead of looking for the next gas station.

  • Avoid accelerating quickly and drive a little more slowly. More horsepower = more gas being used.
  • Remove extra weight from your car. One hundred extra pounds might cost 1 mpg. So pack lightly!
  • If you make a pit stop for more than a minute, shut off your engine rather than keeping your car running.
  • Reduce the use of your air conditioner at low driving speeds. When driving over 40 mph, using the air conditioner costs less fuel than having windows open.
  • Keep tires properly inflated and wheels aligned.
  • Avoid hard breaking and sudden stops. Stay alert and anticipate traffic lights, stop signs and merges. Use your turn signals. Traffic will move more smoothly, saving fuel for everyone!
  • Keep your engine tuned and your car healthy!

This post was updated February 24, 2017.

2 thoughts on “Hit the road with these fuel saving tips

  1. Yes windows kept open instead of runing the ac is a great option since the air conditioner in the vehicle is a big fuel guzzler and may lower the fuel effeciency if run at slow speeds.

  2. I do agree with the tips given in this article to increase the fuel economy of the vehicle. Properly inflated tire could increases the fuel economy of the vehicle. So, tire pressure should be measured on a daily basis and properly inflated. We should not keep any unnecessary items inboard in order to increase the fuel economy of the vehicle. By changing oil at a regular oil with suitable alternatives, we could also increase the fuel economy of the vehicle. Thank you.

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