New Fuel-Efficient Driving with Driver Feedback in Chamblee, GA
Acura has released a new AcuraLink feature, known as Driver Feedback. This system gives a report to the driver regarding how their driving is affecting fuel efficiency. In some cases, the results from this Driver Feedback feature can even lead to insurance discounts! Only certain Acura models qualify, but every driver can benefit from driving with fuel-efficient techniques in mind. Let’s explore some of the best ways to save fuel while driving!
Keeping Your Speed Responsible
Every vehicle has a threshold where, if it travels any faster, fuel efficiency begins to decrease. This speed is usually between 50 and 60 mph for most vehicles. Where you can, do your best to stay within this range. however, if you must travel at high speeds, for example when you’re on the interstate, try to keep it under 80. The EPA has determined that, for every 5 mph you drive over 50 mph, you’re spending $0.15 more a gallon. That adds up!
Driving as Smoothly as Possible
Accelerating or braking suddenly can lower your gas mileage. If you slam the gas when the light turns green, or you wait until the last second to brake, you’re doing damage to your car and seriously reducing your gas mileage. Aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage 15 to 30 percent on highways and 10 to 40 percent in the city. If you’ve been driving very aggressively, it’s possible you’re spending 30-40% more on gas than you should be! As much as gas prices fluctuate, this makes a big difference.
Avoid Idling Your Engine
If you’re stuck in the car for a few minutes, try to keep your engine off. An idling engine can waste gas significantly. An average 3-liter engine wastes almost a full cup of gas for every 10 minutes it idles!
Restrict Air Conditioning Use
As the air grows cooler, it’s important to use your environment rather than your AC to keep yourself comfortable. AC wastes a lot of gas, so having it full-blast when it’s not hot outside can seriously decrease your fuel efficiency.
Which Acura Gets Driver Feedback?
The following Acura models receive Driver Feedback options:
- 2019-present, all trims of the RDX
- 2020 ILX from trims Technology Package and above
- 2020 TLX from trims Technology Package and above
- 2020 RLX from trims Technology Package and above
- 2020 MDX from trims Technology Package and above
Visit Ed Voyles Acura in Chamblee, GA to Learn More About Driver Feedback and Fuel Efficient Driving Techniques!
At Ed Voyles we care about your daily driving experience. We want your vehicle to be as fuel efficient as possible, so that you can be fuel-conscious on the road and save money. If you have any questions about fuel efficiency or Driver Feedback for your dream Acura, give us a call or visit us today!