A properly maintained vehicle maximizes fuel economy. Poor maintenance can significantly reduce fuel economy. Always maintain your vehicle according to the maintenance messages displayed on the multiinformation display.
Use the recommended viscosity motor oil, displaying the API Certification Seal.
Maintain proper tire inflation - An underinflated tire increases вЂвЂrolling resistance,вЂ™вЂ™ which reduces fuel economy.
Avoid carrying excess weight in your vehicle - It puts a heavier load on the engine, increasing fuel consumption.
Keep your vehicle clean - In particular, a build-up of snow or mud on your vehicleвЂ™s underside adds weight and rolling resistance.
Frequent cleaning helps your fuel economy.
Drive moderately - Rapid acceleration, abrupt cornering, and hard braking increase fuel consumption.
Observe the speed limit - Aerodynamic drag has a big effect on fuel economy at speeds above 45 mph (75 km/h). Reduce your speed and you reduce the drag.
Trailers, car top carriers, roof racks and bike racks are also big contributors to increased drag.
Avoid excessive idling - Idling results in 0 miles per gallon (0 kms per liter).
Minimize the use of the air conditioning system - The A/C puts an extra load on the engine which makes it use more fuel. Use the fresh-air ventilation when possible.
Plan and combine trips - Combine several short trips into one. A warmed-up engine is more fuel efficient than a cold one.