Your Driving, the Road, and
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some
driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible.
? Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly.
? Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops.
? Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time.
? When road and weather conditions are appropriate,
use cruise control, if equipped.
? Always follow posted speed limits or drive more
slowly when conditions require.
? Keep vehicle tires properly in?ated.
? Combine several trips into a single trip.
? Replace the vehicle?s tires with the same TPC Spec
number molded into the tire?s sidewall near the size.
? Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.
Defensive driving means ?always expect the
unexpected.? The ?rst step in driving defensively is to
wear your safety belt ? See Safety Belts: They Are for
Everyone on page 1-13.
Assume that other road users (pedestrians,
bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be
careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they
might do and be ready. In addition:
? Allow enough following distance between you
and the driver in front of you.
? Focus on the task of driving.
Driver distraction can cause collisions resulting in
injury or possible death. These simple defensive
driving techniques could save your life.