Everyone is always searching for ways to cut cost, why not find a way to cut your cost of gasoline! There are many factors that contribute to how much gas you use, and sometimes how fas you use it and Coggin Honda Jacksonville wants to help you save. Below are some tips and tricks on how to save more money and time with your vehicle and it's juice to fuel it. 


1. Keep your engine tuned and checked 

We understand the hassle of bringing your vehicle you the dealership for service, but in the long run it's worth it. Repairing a car that's not tuned can save gas mileage byan average of 4%. Replacing a malfunctioning oxygen sensor can improve your MPG up to 40%.
2. What's the rush? Take it easy on the road

Road rage? Keep a cool head and try not to resort to some poor driving habits, such as:

Jackrabbit starts (rapidly accelerating from a stop)
Stopping short (braking hard at the last possible second)
Weaving (constantly changing lanes to get around other cars)

These aggressive driving habits make your gas vanish. At highway speeds, they can reduce your fuel economy by as much as 33% (not to mention cause premature wear on your tires and brakes). Slooow down! When you hit 60 MPH your gas mileage starts to dramatically decrease. When you reduce your speed you save on gas mileage as well.

3. Cruise Control is your new best friend

Cruise control helps you keep a steady speed, but also stops your fromw wasting gas. Cruise control improves gas mileage by controling your maxium speed and maintaining a constant speed

4. Roll down those windows

Using the AC makes your car engine work a little harder. Surprisingly it can drain 10-15% of your fuel when tempertaures reach 80 degress or higher. So save the AC until you're on the highway and enjoy the breeze through your city. BUT, at speeds of 50 MPH or more, the drag of the windows will cost more in fuel efficiency.

5. Opt for an electric vehicle

We have the PERFECT option for you here at Coggin Honda Jacksonville! The Honda Clarity Plug-In will save you both time and gas with it's hybrid features that can run on electricity or gas! We will have more details about this vehicle soon, but in the meantime, feel free to stop by our dealership to test drive this awesome vehicle of the future. Be ahead of the game and make the switch to an electric car; we are positive that you will be more than amazed at all of its features!

Let us know how these tips help you save in the long haul! 

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