Driving Habits

Driving Habits

Practicing good driving habits not only keeps you and others safe but it also saves you money on gas.

Sensible vs Aggressive Driving Habits

Aggressive driving which is speeding, rapid acceleration and constant breaking wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. A lot of people dont realize the havoc they convey while they show off their ridiculously or aggressively driving habits.

Those who drive recklessly are putting other’s lives in incredible danger, as well as anyone who resides in the aggressive driver’s car. Aggressive driving also puts wear and tear on the vehicle much quicker than if you were to use sensible driving.

Sensible driving

Sensible driving is the best way to drive. Developing sensible driving habits keeps both drivers and passengers safe as well as others we see on the road. Sensible driving gives you enough time to prevent accidents or collisions, not to mention it will help save you more on gas.

Did you know, while each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph? It’s true, and if you didnt know that, now you do. Use this knowledge wisely and save more wherever you go!

More Tips for Better Fuel Efficiency

Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG (miles per gallon) by up to 2 percent. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle’s weight and it affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones. Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and in most cases will save you on gas mileage. When you use overdrive gearing, your car’s engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.

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