How do I get the best fuel economy out of a car?
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
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.
Oil: Make sure you’re using the right type of engine oil (0W-20).
Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated (check the placard on the driver side door frame for the correct pressure).
Weight: Make sure you’re not overloading your car – too much weight can reduce fuel economy.
Cleaning: Keeping your car clean by eliminating mud or snow buildup on the undercarriage will also help improve fuel economy.
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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