Gas prices seem to be plateauing just in time for road trip season to start, but that’s no reason to get complacent. The best way to save money and enjoy our summer drives is to stop less at the gas pump, so follow these quick tips for improving fuel economy on road trips.
First of all, drive smart. Obey the speed limit, coast to a stop instead of hitting the brakes at the last minute, and speed up gradually instead of putting your pedal to the metal. Reasonable driving saves a surprising amount of fuel.
It’s also best to avoid driving in high-traffic areas at busy times like rush hour if you can help it. Idling is a big waste of gas, and so is stop and go traffic. Related to this, use your cruise control on the freeway! Cruise control reduces fluctuation in your speed, which means less fuel used.
Remember to turn on the air conditioner on the freeway and roll the windows down in town!
Do you have any tips on how to increase fuel efficiency during a road trips? We’d love it if you shared your own tips in the comment section below.