Q: How do I improve the fuel economy?

asked by on December 11, 2015

How do I improve the fuel economy?

There are several different good driving habits that can improve the fuel economy of your vehicle. To improve the fuel economy of your vehicle, try these good driving habits.

  1. Operate the vehicle smoothly and moderately.

  2. Use steady speed.

  3. Slow down slowly.

  4. Drive at reasonable speeds.

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