How to Drive More Economically

Drive More Economically - Anniston, AL

While the amount of fuel your vehicle consumes has a lot to do with the type of car you’re driving, there are certain things you can do to help cut down on your visits to the gas pump. The following are a few tips to help you drive more economically.

Keep up with regular maintenance

If you want your engine to be more efficient, you have to make sure it’s running as smoothly as possible. That means taking it in for its routine maintenance, which includes an oil change and tire rotation. Fresh oil that is the right specification for your vehicle will allow your engine to perform at its best. Also, make sure you check your tire pressure regularly, since under-inflated tires can cause your car to use more fuel. Your car’s recommended tire pressure can be found in your owner’s manual.

Prepare for your journey

As you get ready to hit the open road, there are a few things that you can do to be more economical. Reduce the amount of weight in your vehicle by taking out items that you don’t need. You can also decrease the drag on your car by taking down any roof racks or boxes you might have on top of your vehicle. Avoid starting your engine before you’re ready to go and make sure you plan the shortest route possible as you head off.

Drive smarter

The way you drive can influence how much fuel you consume throughout your journey. Smooth, gentle accelerations and slow decelerations will help keep from using too much fuel. You will also notice a change in fuel consumption if you reduce the amount you use your air conditioning. Instead, try opening the window when you’re driving at slow speeds. Another tip is to stay within the speed limit. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use.

One of the best ways to stay on top of car maintenance and improve your fuel efficiency is to bring your car in for service at regular intervals. Schedule an appointment today at Sunny King Honda.

How to Decorate Your Honda for Halloween

Decorate Your Honda“Trunk or treat” events are quickly gaining attention over traditional trick or treating. If you’re attending one of these events soon, here are some tips to help your decorate your Honda for these family-friendly community gatherings.

 

I Spy

This idea is both creative and adds a level of interactivity to your car. Fill the trunk of your Honda with various dolls, stuffed animals, toys, and other knick-knacks and trinkets, then have trick-or-treaters play I Spy!

Dinosaur Fossils

Decorate your car with pictures of dinosaurs and exotic trees, then set out a small, makeshift sandbox filled with candy that kids have to dig out.

Pirate Treasure

X marks the spot! Fill your trunk with fake gold coins and plastic bead jewelry, as well as a couple skeletons for good measure, as well as a treasure chest full of candy. Bonus points if you dress up as a pirate, too.

Coffee Shop Drive-Thru

Setting this up requires a bit of additional supplies, like a cardboard cut-out drive-thru window. Dress up like a barista and lean out the “window” to give trick-or-treaters exactly what they ordered.

Toaster

For a low-effort decoration, just put two “slices” of bread sticking out the top of your vehicle to make your Honda look like a toaster.

 

Of course, to trunk or treat with the neighborhood, you’ll need a car. Check out our selection at Sunny King Honda today.