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Increase Your Ford’s MPGs for Better Summer Road Trips

Summer road trips in your Ford. Have they become a family tradition yet? If not, maybe it should! But since gas prices go up every summer, using a few gas saving tips can make your summer road trip more affordable without losing any of the fun. Ford’s are pretty great with fuel economy, but these few tips can put you over the top.

Smooth Acceleration and Braking

The smoother you accelerate and decelerate, the better your car’s gas mileage. Add to that the savings you’ll get from erratic braking and you could save almost $1 a gallon. It can be tempting to speed up, slow down and dodge in an out of traffic, but it won’t help your vacation budget. Instead, take a deep breath and drive smooth and steady.

Approach Your Trip Like the Tortoise

In addition to being smooth and steady, your speed matters too. Keeping your speed around 65 mph can increase your fuel economy by as much as 15%. Driving faster can be fun, but in reality it doesn’t get you there much quicker and it can do a number on your gas budget.

Check Your Air Filter

Dirty air filters can cost you as much as 39 cents a gallon. Don’t burn money out your tail pipe – that’s crazy! Instead, come see us at Sunset Ford outside Seattle for a quick check and change of your car’s air filter.

Manage Your Tire Pressure

While you’re here getting that air filter changed, have us check your tire pressure. Properly inflated tires can save you 11 cents a gallon! As you venture out on your summer road trip, check your pressure often. It fluctuates with every degree temperature change and my need to be adjusted for optimal fuel economy on your Ford.

To make sure your Ford is ready for summer road trip or for more fuel economy advice, come see us at Sunset Ford.

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