In this series we’ve been discussing ways to help you save on your fuel economy with your vehicle. In the last article we discussed the importance of being a cautious driver because that not only helps your fuel economy, but can also keep you safe. This next tip falls along the same line as the last.
It’s super important that you follow the speed limit. This tip can also keep you safer while you’re driving. Most vehicles have an optimal speed limit that can help your vehicle work more efficiently. For the most part this speed limit is at our around 50 miles per hour. For each 5 miles you drive over this speed limit you will be wasting about 16 cents of your gas. This may not seem like a whole lot, but it will add up over time.
If you have to use a cargo box on your vehicle you’ll be decreasing your fuel economy. These cargo boxes increase your wind resistance which makes your engine work a lot harder. Whenever your engine has to work harder it has to use more fuel. If you have to use a cargo box you should try to use one of the rear mounted boxes because this causes less drag and will only reduce your fuel economy by only about 1 percent. Unfortunately the roof mounted boxes will reduce your fuel economy by 2 to 8 percent in the city, 6 to 17 percent on the highway, and 10 to 25 percent on the interstate. If you do have to use a cargo box make sure that you remove it whenever you reach your destination.
Nelson Mazda can help you find a great fuel efficient vehicle that has plenty of cargo space for you and your family. If you are interested in finding one of these vehicles visit your new Mazda dealer near Glenpool and speak with one of our Product Specialists.
If you’re interested in a stylish new roadster then you’ll be excited to hear about the new Mazda MX-5. This new roadster is going to be the 2017 model and it’s going to open up the customer base for convertibles a little bit.
The new MX-5 will now have a hardtop roof that uses a power retractable hardtop. In the past there have been hardtop Miatas that have a detachable roof, but this new model makes it even easier for those of us who don’t want the soft top roof. Mazda is making it more convenient for everyone to have the pleasure of driving around a convertible top vehicle. This vehicle is extremely stylish and luxurious looking. We are very happy to see that Mazda wanted to reach out to more customers by offering out the new power retractable hardtop. This new top is for those drivers who rarely want to drive with the top down, but still want that option from time to time. This new vehicle still offers an iconic sports car design so there isn’t anything to worry about in that department. The interior of the vehicle will be very quiet and you’ll have a great open air driving experience whenever the top is down.
This new vehicle will come with the efficient technology that the Mazda vehicles are known for. The new Mazda MX-5 will come with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter engine and the SKYACTIV-MT six speed manual transmission. You will also have the option of a six speed automatic transmission, as well.
Whenever you’re ready to learn more about this vehicle you can visit Nelson Mazda dealership. This dealer near Sapulpa with new Mazda MX-5 roadsters in their inventory will be able to show you some of the current models and let you know more about the newest model coming soon.
Owning a vehicle can be a very expensive thing, but it doesn’t always have to be that bad. We here at Nelson Mazda want to help you get the most out of your money by helping you get the most out of your vehicle. There are ways to ensure that your vehicle is able to stretch its fuel usage and we are going to share all of those tips with you. Throughout this series you’ll be able to apply these tips to your daily driving routine and you’ll definitely see a difference in your vehicles fuel consumption.
The very first thing that you need to do is to stop driving like a maniac. The more sensible you are when you are driving the more efficiency you’ll see with your vehicles fuel economy. In fact, studies from the U.S. Department of Energy have shown that you can increase your fuel economy by anywhere from 3 to 10 percent.
It is very important that you aren’t aggressive in your driving style because that definitely reduces your fuel efficiency. Whenever you speed, rapidly brake and then accelerate you are wasting the gas in your vehicle and the Department of Energy says that reduces your gas mileage by 33 percent whenever you are driving on the highway. You can save so much money by driving more cautiously, but you can also prevent accidents whenever you drive like this too. If you ask me that seems like a great reason in and of itself to stop driving aggressively.
There are still so many more tips to share with you so make sure that you stick around with us at Nelson Mazda. Until then you can check out some of the inventory of new and used cars near Sapulpa. Their team can help you find some fuel efficient vehicles to get you started off on the right foot.