You love your Jeep, but you also want to maximize its fuel efficiency. With off-road vehicles, this is often easier said than done…
Here are a few ways you can help maximize your Jeep’s fuel efficiency:
Tip #1: Coast or cruise whenever possible.
Taking advantage of coasting terrain can help save at the pump. Ease up on the gas pedal whenever possible. If you’re driving down an open highway, use your cruise control. Even at slower speeds, this will cut back on the fuel you use.
Tip #2: Reduce speed whenever possible.
Jeeps are stylish, but not necessarily aerodynamic. High speeds will put some strain on your fuel efficiency. Ride at a comfortable, average speed, even on the highway, to maximize your Jeep’s fuel economy. Along the same lines, driving at high speeds with your windows down can also negatively impact fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamics. Keep windows rolled up at higher speeds.
Tip #3: Watch your tire pressure.
Driving on underinflated tires can greatly decrease fuel efficiency. Keep your tires at the recommended PSI levels (found on your tire) for peak performance.
Tip #4: Check your gasoline.
If price isn’t a deciding factor, purchasing gasoline with a higher ethanol content may help fuel economy. For many, however, this benefit doesn’t outweigh the higher price at the gas pump.
Tip #5: Make some modifications.
Jeeps are known for their endless customization, and there are a few ways you can modify your ride to maximize fuel economy. Avoid keeping your off-road equipment on during everyday travel, use a light synthetic oil, or optimize your ignition timing settings.
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