Tips for Saving Gas

Do you drive a Ford vehicle? You already know what fuel economy means. But with prices fluctuating at the pump, a few fuel-saving tips are always welcome. Here are a few things you can do to save a little gas without compromising your driving pleasure.

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  • Avoid accelerating. The trick is to drive smoothly and quietly. That means not blipping the throttle or slamming on the brakes. Accelerate slowly when the light turns green. And brake gradually when the light turns red. This behaviour can save you up to 20% on fuel, depending on your car model.
  • Turn off the engine when stopped. The rule is simple: if you stop for more than one minute, turn off the engine. Don't leave the engine running unnecessarily. But since your Ford is probably equipped with the Start-Stop system, it does it for you.
  • Use cruise control. Do you drive sporty? Then cruise control can save you gas, especially on fast lanes and highways. Driving a Mach-E or an F-150 with Blue Cruise? Let the car drive for you when it can. You'll see, you'll be less tired, and you'll save money.
  • Follow the speed limit. It may seem logical, but know that, depending on your vehicle, you'll spend an extra litre of gas every 100 kilometres if you exceed the ten-kilometre-per-hour highway speed limit.
  • Keep an eye on your tire pressure. If they're too soft, they'll increase your fuel consumption significantly. Not a fan of checking this every time you fill up? Ask your technician to use nitrogen in your tires at the next change. This will keep them at uniform pressure, no matter what the temperature.
  • Tighten your roof box! Many outdoor enthusiasts choose to leave their trunks on the roof, even when it's empty. It's true that it can take a lot of effort to reinstall it, but the friction increases your fuel consumption so much that you won't regret it.

The list of tricks could go on and on. But the real solution is simply to make sure you have a well-maintained and well-functioning car. You'll see that Ford has already put everything in place to make your vehicle efficient. It's up to you to help it out a little by consulting our specialized technicians.

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