With many of our customers hitting the road this summer for much-deserved vacations, there’s no better time for us to offer up some fuel-saving tips. Ford Motor Company’s commitment to sustainability is unquestioned, and the same is true for our local Ford dealership.

Control Your Speed

Here’s a telling statistic: if you reduce your car’s speed from 75mph to 62mph, you’ll use almost 15 percent less fuel. The biggest fuel savings are accrued at high speeds; when speed increases, aerodynamic drag increases exponentially. Keep this in mind when you’re cruising on the highway toward your favorite beach or resort.

Moderate Braking and Acceleration

Want to achieve mastery of your Ford Mustang or Ford Escape near Shillington, PA? If you learn to anticipate the ebb and flow of traffic, you’ll become an expert at understanding exactly when to slow down and when to speed up. Not only will this result in a nice ego boost, but it will also help boost your vehicle’s fuel economy. In fact, slow and steady braking/acceleration can increase fuel efficiency by as much as 20 percent.

Service Your Vehicle

This is a no-brainer. The better you stick to your vehicle’s regular service schedule, the better your vehicle performs. Consistent oil changes, tire rotations, filter replacements, and fluid checks are essential for keeping your Ford Explorer or Ford Fusion running smooth and reducing trips to the gas station.

Keep Your Windows up

If there’s a dark horse on this list, this is it. At Manderbach Ford serving Kutztown, PA, more than a few of our customers are surprised when we explain that keeping the windows up, especially on the highway, reduces drag and benefits fuel economy.

Before hitting the road, visit us for summer service!