With gasoline prices still high and perhaps on the rise, as well as increasing reports about the impact of greenhouse gases on the environment, now is the time to rethink how you typically maintain and operate your vehicles. Try the following tips to increase your fuel efficiency:
*Consider a hybrid like the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid that uses less gas, creates less pollution and gets better gas mileage.
*Avoid idling for more than 30 seconds. Save gas by turning off your engine.
*Eliminate excess weight from your trunk and luggage racks.
*Use air-conditioning conservatively to consume less fuel and decrease emissions.
*Avoid "jackrabbit" stops and starts that can dramatically reduce mileage.
*Follow the recommendations fro fuel octane in your Owner's Manual and only use higher octane gas if it's recommended.
*Use "energy-conserving" motor oil that contains friction-reducing additives to improve fuel economy. Conform to the manufacturer's recommendation when changing oil.
*Keep your tires properly inflated to save 2-3% in fuel economy. Tires can lose one pound of pressure per month.
*Follow a preventative maintenance schedule according to your Owner's Manual guidelines to enhance engine performance.
-Source: Liberty Mutual Group
Did you know that 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years is still on the road today?
Subaru believes in efficiency and durability. That goes a long way toward reducing waste.
Subaru of America and Subaru dealers alike are dedicated to protecting what we love. It's an integral part of our philosophy. Love is what makes Subaru a Subaru.Did you know...
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