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Q: How do I get the best fuel economy out of a car?

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How do I get the best fuel economy out of a car?

A: While your Accord is designed to provide ve...

While your Accord is designed to provide very good fuel economy, it’s important that you’re able to keep it that way. A number of things can help ensure that you get the best possible fuel economy from the engine. Follow these quick Tips

  1. Regular Maintenance: Make sure you’re maintaining your engine properly by servicing it regularly. This includes oil changes, air filter changes, tire rotations and more.

  2. Oil: Make sure you’re using the right type of engine oil (0W-20).

  3. Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated (check the placard on the driver side door frame for the correct pressure).

  4. Weight: Make sure you’re not overloading your car – too much weight can reduce fuel economy.

  5. Cleaning: Keeping your car clean by eliminating mud or snow buildup on the undercarriage will also help improve fuel economy.

  6. Drive Correctly: Your driving habits have the largest impact on fuel economy:

  • Avoid hard acceleration.

  • Stay at the speed limit to reduce drag (wind drag can reduce fuel economy).

  • Shift up as soon as possible if you have a stick shift.

  • Avoid idling whenever possible.

  • Consider rolling down the windows at speeds under 55 MPH rather than using the air conditioner.

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