How to Be Fuel-Efficient When Driving Around West Chester

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At Land Rover West Chester, we’re proud to offer new and pre-owned vehicles that are both high-performing and fuel-efficient. But what if you want to boost your fuel economy even more when you hit the Philadelphia roads? If you’re interested in learning how to improve your fuel economy, you’ve come to the right place! Land Rover West Chester has put together a guide for West Chester drivers looking to save a bit of money at the gas pump, with five easy fuel-efficient driving habits that you can introduce into your daily commute right away. 

Five Fuel-Efficient Driving Habits 

Whatever your unique driving habits are in Exton and beyond, you can apply any of these tips to your commute with ease! Here are five ways you can improve your fuel economy on the road without making major changes to your daily drive:

  • Accelerate softly. One of the biggest improvements you can make to your car’s gas mileage is to apply the accelerator slowly and smoothly, rather than hammering down on the gas pedal.
  • Plan ahead for traffic. If your daily commute takes you straight through the gridlock of downtown West Chester, consider leaving work a bit early or planning a new route that avoids the worst traffic. Stop-and-go traffic is a major waste of fuel and can put unnecessary stress on your car’s drivetrain.
  • Avoid high speeds. On the other hand, if your commute is primarily on the West Chester Pike, you should keep your speed between 55 mph and 66 mph rather than cruising at high speeds. The higher speed you’re driving at, the more fuel you’re burning.
  • Coast to a stop. Just as you shouldn’t hammer down on the gas pedal, you shouldn’t do the same to the brakes. If there isn’t anyone ahead of you, and it’s safe to do so, just take your foot off the gas pedal and let your vehicle coast to a stop before you apply the brake. 
  • Drive slowly on hills. How can you save fuel while driving on hills? Keep a slow speed as you’re going uphill, and take your foot off the gas to coast when you’re going downhill.
  • Use air conditioning sparingly. This can be a difficult one in the summer months, but using your AC on full blast can increase your fuel usage by as much as 20%. Consider leaving the windows open or turning on your car’s recirculate function as an alternative.

Find a Fuel-Efficient New Ride in West Chester!

If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient new vehicle with powerhouse performance specs and classic luxury styling, you’ve come to the right place! Contact our office for more information on our lineup of Land Rover vehicles, or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around the Chester Springs area. You can also check out our service tips and tricks for more ways to keep your vehicle running in top condition on the road.


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