Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits

2019 Kia Rio Side view

There are many ways Corona and Fontana drivers like you can benefit from adopting fuel-efficient driving habits. Whether it’s to reduce your carbon footprint, save money on fuel costs, or put less wear and tear on your car, the following fuel-efficient driving habits can make a real difference on your daily drives in San Bernardino. How can you save fuel while driving on hills and roads in Riverside? Read on to find out!

How to Be a Fuel-Conscious Driver

How can you save fuel while driving on hills or level terrain anywhere you travel? It’s actually quite simple when you take advantage of these fuel-efficient driving tips.

  1. Gently Accelerate: The harder to step on the gas, the more fuel you use. Press the gas pedal gently and accelerate smoothly to conserve fuel.
  2. Avoid Traffic if Possible: Stop-and-go traffic wastes fuel and puts added stress on your vehicle. If possible, avoid traveling during rush hour or other peak traffic times in your area.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Just like pressing on the gas pedal with unnecessary force, traveling at high speeds also wastes fuel.
  4. Coast to a Stop: Constantly applying the brakes can also drain your fuel quickly. If it is safe to do so, try and let your car coast to a stop. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Reduce your speed as you make your way up the hill then allow your car’s forward momentum to coast downhill.
  5. Sparingly Use the A/C: The air conditioning system in your vehicle can increase fuel usage by up to 20% when it is on. Try using the recirculate function rather than leaving the A/C on full-blast for the duration of your drive.

Searching for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles in Riverside?

Now that you know more about fuel-efficient driving habits, you may also be interested in finding a new fuel-efficient vehicle, too! We can’t blame you. The Kia lineup is packed with hybrid, PHEVs, and EVs designed to keep the environment and your wallet happy. Contact us today for more information or stop by our showroom. Don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials as well.


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