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Discover how driving habits impact fuel economy.
From accelerating more smoothly to closing your windows on the highway, here are a few simple things you can do.
Aggressive driving such as speeding, rapid acceleration and braking often wastes gasoline. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.†
Turn off your car when it’s safe. When your AC is on, you are paying 2¢–4¢/min. With the AC off, you pay 1¢–3¢/min.†
Use cruise control
Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, saves gasoline.†
Close your windows
If driving at 60 miles per hour or more, keep the windows closed. Open windows create a lot of aerodynamic drag, which can lower your fuel efficiency when driving at high speeds. Also, remove the roof rack if you’re not using it, for up to 10% savings on fuel.†
Lose some weight
Removing 100 pounds of stuff from your trunk could increase fuel efficiency by 2%.†
Get more out of every trip
Explore our comprehensive list of tips to help you improve fuel efficiency and get more out of every trip.