What To Know About Fuel Efficient Cars

Undeniably, fuel efficient vehicles may save you a lot of cash money on routine fill-ups in the in the long run. Gas prices fluctuate unpredictably, and essentially, every automobile owner ought to prepare well in advance by making fuel economy their number one priority. Most car buyers consider fuel efficiency a major monetary consideration when buying a car. In fact, getting an automobile with better gas mileage can be a clever option as you can save hundreds of bucks over time.

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Exactly How Are Vehicles Evaluated for Fuel Economy?

Fuel economy, or MPG, is measured under controlled conditions executed in a special laboratory environment. After carrying out a series of tests specified by federal legislation, the OEM designers calculate MPG numbers for each pre-production prototype. Automotive makers check their vehicles and report the approximated results to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). After the EPA evaluates the outcomes they retest the automobile at the National Vehicles and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, and the last number is validated.


What Does Fuel Economy Mean?

Fuel economy is a preferred term, or a well-defined measure among anyone who owns a car or wishes to buy a vehicle in the U.S. fuel economy refers to how many miles your automobile can go per gallon of fuel. While MPG is a number, “fuel efficiency” is a detailed term referring to exactly how a vehicle can efficiently make use of fuel.


Choosing the Best Fuel Efficient Car

Driving a fuel efficient automobile will certainly save you cash and positively impact the environment. Choosing the best fuel efficient vehicle for yourself or your household is essential. Here are a few things to consider when picking one:

  • Seek excellent fuel efficiency ratings.
  • Picking a later model since they usually supply better engineering advances in fuel economy.
  • Know what your needs are coupe, sedan, SUV, Crossover, Minivan or Truck?
  • Do your research! And if needed, talk to your sales consultant for suggestions.

How To Maximize & Maintain The Fuel Efficiency of Cars:

If you currently own a vehicle and intend to maximize its fuel efficiency, here are some valuable pointers.


Regular Maintenance:

Keeping your vehicle well-kept will certainly boost its efficiency in the long run. Regular oil changes, routine air-filter checks and changes, and spark plug replacements assist in maintaining your vehicle and will extend its life as well.


Keep an Eye on Your Tires:

Bad or worn-out tires will enhance friction and put pressure on your automobile. Inspect your tire pressure routinely to keep your tires properly inflated. Even optimal wheel alignment helps to save fuel by lowering the amount of drag your vehicle engine needs to overcome. Selecting low rolling resistance (LRR) tires also helps improving gas mileage.


Prevent Carrying Unneeded Things:

Lugging that added weight in your vehicle may affect the fuel economy negatively. Therefore, stay clear of placing bulky items on a roof rack and remove large items from your trunk whenever feasible.


Keep Track of Your Fuel Economy:

To get the best fuel mileage, you need to keep an eye on of your car’s performance and miles per gallon. Note the odometer reading and track the number of gallons purchased. Simply, determine your vehicle’s mileage by dividing the number of miles traveled between fill-ups by the number of gallons used to fill up. Any radical change in the numbers can be an indication of engine trouble.

Test Drive A Car With Good Fuel Economy at Gene Messer Volkswagen

Contact Gene Messer Volkswagen in-person, online or give us a call to schedule a test drive of the automobile that meets your fuel economy needs.

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