Summer Fuel Efficiency Guide
Have you considered easy ways to improve your gas mileage during the hot summer heat? A few simple adjustments to your driving style can make or break the bank for your next road trip. The service experts at Portsmouth Ford suggest several simple fuel-saving tips you can factor in for better Ford summer gas mileage. Check out our tips to improve your Ford gas mileage this summer:
- Proper Tire and Oil Maintenance: Your tires travel many miles to keep you safely in motion, so by ensuring correct tire pressure you can improve your fuel mileage by up to 3% according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Likewise, by bringing in your vehicle for routine oil changes, you can ensure your Ford model is working smarter, not harder. Aging, thick, or low oil essentially equates to lower fuel efficiency and leads to engine wear and tear.
- Avoid Idling and Excessive A/C: Turn off your engine when you park. The DOE reports that idling can use a quarter- to a half-gallon of fuel per hour. If you are hanging out for more than a minute with the A/C on, idling wastes up to three cents of fuel per minute. To save on Ford gas mileage during summer (and even the winter months), don’t idle your Ford model!
- Reduce Speed and Road Rage: Speedy driving habits are not only dangerous, but it also lowers fuel efficiency. When traveling this summer, we suggest you put your money toward snacks and souvenirs instead of paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for every 5 mph over 50 mph.
Now that you are a little more prepared for the blazing temperatures that are upon us, you are ready to save on Ford gas mileage this summer. Let us know how it goes when you follow our Summer Fuel Efficiency Guide, and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have along the way. Schedule an appointment or drive through the Quick Lane™ Tire & Auto Center at your local Ford service center to assure your vehicle is running as smoothly as possible, and we guarantee your complete satisfaction. We are happy to help you achieve optimal Ford summer gas mileage during all of your adventures!
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