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Reduce Fuel Consumption With these Five Tips

Reduce Fuel Consumption With these Five Tips

Gas seems to disappear faster than you’d imagine, and it’s not cheap. It feels like you’re just lighting your Benjamins on fire and watching them go up in smoke. Even for fuel efficient models like the Acura ILX and the always useful RDX, it would be great if your gas would go further. It can, if you use these tips to reduce fuel consumption.

Eliminate Idling Time to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Idling your engine is a waste of money. Whether you’re waiting for kids at the end of the school day or waiting for your coffee order to be ready, you can reduce fuel consumption by turning off your engine. Unlike old technology, it takes very little fuel to restart your engine compared with idling for even a few minutes.

Change Your Commute

Sometimes the shortest way isn’t the fastest or most efficient route to the office. Evaluate your commute to determine if you could find a shorter way to and from work. And if you can’t find a shorter way, perhaps you can shift your hours to avoid the heaviest commuting traffic at rush hour.

Change Your Engine Air Filter

A clogged air filter chokes your engine, causing it to draw in more fuel to compensate for a lack of oxygen. A clean air filter flows easily, reducing fuel consumption because the engine can burn air readily. It’s the least costly maintenance item on your car, so change the air filter annually.

Have the Engine Oil Changed

Dirty engine oil causes more friction inside the engine. It requires your car to burn more fuel to overcome that friction. Change your oil whenever the Maintenance Minder tells you it’s due to keep your engine oil in good condition.

Check Your Tire Pressure

Tire pressures that are 5 PSI low can affect your fuel economy by up to 2 percent. Make sure your tires are at the right pressure according to your car’s specifications to get the best combination of comfort and rolling resistance.

Four Ways to Improve the World with Your Car

Four Ways to Improve the World with Your Car

You’ve worked hard and made good decisions to get where you are. But there’s just no way to argue it: we’re blessed far beyond what we deserve. If you own a car, have good health, and have a warm place to go home to, you’re doing well for yourself. And so, with so many blessings…

Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield Celebrates Memorial Day

Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield Celebrates Memorial Day

Looking back in history, the United States of America has been involved in conflicts that left scores dead. After the Civil War, Decoration Day began, honoring the Union soldiers who died on the battlefield. Later on, fallen heroes from World War I, World War II, and all the subsequent wars have been honored on that…

Bad Driving Habits – Are You Guilty?

Bad Driving Habits – Are You Guilty?

When you learn to drive, it’s all prim and proper. Hand are positioned at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel, you have perfect posture, and you obey every rule of the road to the letter. But once you’ve had your driver’s license for a while, you get comfortable behind the wheel. And every develops…

New Car Owners Need to Know This!

New Car Owners Need to Know This!

If you’ve been driving for a while and this Acura isn’t your first vehicle, you likely have developed vehicle habits and driving skills. You don’t need to be a professional race circuit driver to safely travel the streets of Springfield, and you don’t need to be a factory-trained mechanic to take care of your new…

What to Keep in Your Car Emergency Kit

What to Keep in Your Car Emergency Kit

Whether Old Man Winter has his icy grip on the city or the blazing-hot sun is scorching the streets, there are always dangers lurking around. As quickly as a snap of your fingers, you could find yourself in the midst of a critical situation. It may be medical or mechanical, and you can be prepared…

Road Trip Destinations in Your New Acura

Road Trip Destinations in Your New Acura

You don’t want to leave the driver’s seat. Your new Acura is just so comfortable to be in, and your heart skips a beat every time you hit the throttle. Looks like you need to take a few days off and hit the road, but where should you go? Do you need ideas for road…

How to Celebrate Veterans Day

How to Celebrate Veterans Day

November 11th is right around the corner. Do you know what it’s all about? It’s Veterans Day all across the United States of America. Its purpose is quite similar to Memorial Day, and the two are often confused. Where Memorial Day is about remembering the fallen heroes of our freedom, Veterans Day is about honoring…

Is It Safe To Buy Used Cars?

Is It Safe To Buy Used Cars?

Sometimes, a new car isn’t an option for you. You may not have the budget to get into a new Acura, or you might have just fallen in love with another car. There’s nothing wrong with that, either. But is it safe to buy used cars? Buying used cars can be a great experience! The…

Acura of Springfield Achieves CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Award

Acura of Springfield Achieves CarGurus Top Rated Dealer Award

Thanks to all of our amazing customers, Acura of Springfield has just received the 2016 Top Rated Dealer Award from CarGurus! CarGurus only awards the ‘Top Rated Dealer’ standing to the best-reviewed dealerships in the nation. As a widely-known authority in the automotive industry, CarGurus dealer ratings are an excellent way to determine which dealerships…