Gas-Saving Tips for Your 2017 Ford Fusion
You have been driving for years now and believe you know everything you need to know about saving gas. Maybe you are right about that. Even the pros check out whether there are new tips or to just update their own knowledge about gas-saving. Especially when you have a new vehicle like the 2017 Ford Fusion.
One thing we know for sure is that when gasoline prices are high, people tend to pay more attention to gas-saving tips. We live with the false assurance that when prices are lower, it is no longer necessary to keep conserving gas. However, most grade school kids can tell you that gasoline is a petroleum product and as such it is a non-renewable natural product. It is fossil fuel and there are no more dinosaurs.
True, changes in technology can make more petroleum available but it is always wise to conserve natural resources. That is why the people at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ACE) publishes a review of the basics about saving gas with your vehicle.
Common sense tells us to Remove Excess Weight. No, that does not mean leave the mother-in-law back at home. It means unload the unnecessary clutter from your trunk (exceptions to this might be in winter where snowy roads call for extra weight in the back). If you are only storing essentials in the trunk of your car you are on the right track. Less weight usually yields better mileage which means you are already gas-saving.
Another common sense tip is to Consolidate trips and errands. Plan your trips to the store or running errands to use your time well and to avoid one item trips. If you live out of town, you probably already do that, but many people will jump into their 2017 Ford Fusion just to grab a cup of coffee in the morning, and then go out for lunch later. Think about it. Some of those trips might be unnecessary. Choose to travel during the time of day when there is less traffic, if you can. That way you avoid lots of stop and go driving conditions.
Do you Monitor your Tires? If they are poorly aligned or under-inflated you are wasting gasoline. Those conditions make the engine work harder, even with your new 2017 Ford Fusion. If your tires are out-of-line, don't try to fix that yourself. Uneven tread wear means a trip to the pros or your dealership at Fucillo Ford. Be sure to check the air pressure for your tires after they have cooled down for a more accurate reading. This is true even if your car has a built-in pressure monitor.
It seems we are always in a hurry. But Observe Speed Limits. There is no doubt that speeding decreases the miles per gallon for your vehicle.
Drive gently. You know that you can guzzle gas with sudden acceleration. Try to adjust your speed gradually to accommodate traffic patterns ahead.
When you wait for family or friends, turn off the engine. Avoid excessive idling. If the drive-thru lane at the fast food place is completely around the store. Park your vehicle and walk in for faster service and more gas-saving.
Use windows and air conditioning wisely. If you keep your windows closed at highway speeds your mileage should be better because you are reducing the air drag. However, in stop and go traffic, try turning off the air conditioning to conserve fuel.
Keep your engine "tuned up." You already know that an engine gets maximum gas mileage when it is well maintained. The owner's manual for your 2017 Ford Fusion lists all of the steps you need to take and when. Replace fluids and filters as suggested. If you have any engine problems it is best to go to the dealership and have the car checked by properly trained technicians. Fucillo Ford's service department is ready to serve you when you need it, if you need it. Go to Fucillo Ford on US. 11 in Adams, NY.
This entry was posted in Fuccillo Ford at the Auto Mall and tagged Ford, Ford Fusion, Ford Dealer, New Ford, Ford Sedan on 11/29/2016 at 2:37 PM