How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving

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Many Puyallup area drivers are looking for ways to conserve fuel, furthering their economic dollar. If you’re one of these folks, take a moment to check out this article from Sunset Kia of Auburn, wherein we look at how to stretch your budget with new fuel-efficient driving habits. Keep reading to learn more, and be sure to reach out to us if you’re looking for a new fuel-efficient Kia vehicle! In addition to our extensive selection of models, we also offer exciting in-house perks like Warranty Protection for Life, Oil Changes for Life and Sunset Auto Used Car Reconditioning programs!

5 Fuel Efficient Driving Habits

No matter if you’re on your way to your job in Sumner or you’re hitting the highways for a road trip across WA, you can use the following fuel-efficient driving habits any time you want to make the most of the fuel you put in your car.

  1. Accelerate Softly: The softer you press the gas pedal, the less fuel you’ll use on average – it’s a simple fact. Harder acceleration uses more fuel, so taking off from a stop using less fuel makes more sense when possible!
  2. Plan Ahead for Traffic: Stop-and-go traffic has a negative impact on fuel economy – try to plan to avoid traffic if at all possible, as this will make for more fuel-efficient driving than having to start and stop your vehicle in traffic consistently.
  3. Avoid High Speeds: Excessive speed requires excessive fuel consumption. When you’re on the freeway, follow the speed limit for the best possible fuel economy.
  4. Coast to a Stop: If possible, gently coast to a stop with minimal brake usage. This, in turn, will mean using less fuel as you leave the gas pedal while slowing down over a longer distance.
  5. Use Air Conditioning Sparingly: Using the air conditioning system in your vehicle can drastically increase your fuel consumption. Next time you turn on the AC, use the recirculate function to save on fuel.

Kia Knows Fuel Efficiency!

If you’re looking for a new vehicle to maximize your fuel economy, check out our inventory of new vehicles online. We’ve got models like the sport yet fuel-efficient Forte, as well as larger fuel-efficient SUVs like the beloved Niro!


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