Two Fuel Economy Tips To Help You Save Money In Cold Weather

At DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara, we want drivers to be well-informed about the many fuel economy tips that can help them cut their costs. For Santa Barbara motorists, the best way to minimize spending is by maximizing fuel economy, particularly in the winter. With dense, cold air increasing aerodynamic drag on your car, and the increased need to make use of features like seat warmers and the defroster, you may find yourself heading to the pumps far more often when the weather grows colder. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to make your gas go further.

Combine Your Errands For Fewer Trips

Fuel economy is always worse when the engine is cold than when it's warm. By combining your errands and getting more done at once, you can reduce the amount of fuel that's being used to simply heat your engine up in-between your travels. One long trip will always give you better fuel economy than will several short trips that start with a cold engine.

Follow The Speed Limit

The surest way to waste gas is by driving aggressively. Rapid acceleration paired with excessive braking will quickly drain your tank. Instead, try to maintain modest speeds that keep you just at or just below the speed limit. To make sure your car is in top shape for efficient, affordable driving, stop by DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara today for servicing.


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