Jay Hatfield Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM is all about that family lifestyle. Whether you drive the super efficient 2018 Chrysler Pacifica or adventurous Jeep Grand Cherokee, we have some fuel-saving tips we think you’ll enjoy this summer. We know spending time with family and friends is important, and staying on budget is too.

Tip #1

Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained. Simple maintenance routines like oil changes and tire rotations can do a lot to improve fuel efficiency. According to carsdirect.com, parts such as spark plugs, air filters, oxygen sensors, fuel injection systems, and tires specifically are the most common parts that cause efficiency-related issues.

Tip #2

Drive with a purpose. Take the shortest route and avoid making extra trips, especially those that involve sitting in traffic for extended periods with your engine idling. Additionally, be mindful of your use of the gas pedal, coasting whenever possible and staying at or below the speed limit. Using cruise control features on the highway can help your vehicle maintain efficiency too.

Tip #3

Consider your AC use and make your vehicle as aerodynamic as possible. While sometimes very necessary in the summer, be aware that use of the AC does put a small damper on fuel efficiency. Roof racks and other exterior boxes, as well as simply driving with the windows down, can create extra wind resistance and make your vehicle work harder than it has to.

When you fill up before a big trip, make sure your tires are properly inflated and your gas cap is on tight. Lastly, we hope you have a safe, fun, and efficient summer vacation! Come by our dealership lot near Fort Scott anytime to see our wide variety of efficient vehicles for sale like the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee.