Gas Mileage Tips

Cannon Subaru offers residents of Lakeland Florida tips to improve gas mileage!

With the cost of gas steadily increasing many drivers are constantly reconsidering their driving habits around Lakeland Florida to try to improve their gas mileage. We've compiled ten tips to help you get the most out of your next fill-up.

  • Check your air filter. A clean air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%, and nearly 25% of all cars could use a new air filter. Replacing a dirty air filter can save you 39 cents a gallon or take you 23 miles more on a typical tank of gas.
  • Straighten out and drive right. Poor wheel alignment makes tires wear out more quickly and forces your engine to work harder, reducing gas mileage by as much as 10%. Aligning your tires can save you 39 cents per gallon.
  • Get a tune-up. A properly tuned engine can improve mileage by 4% and save you 15 cents a gallon.
  • Keep tires properly inflated. More than one-quarter of all passenger vehicles on the road are under-inflated. And the average under-inflation of 7.5 lbs results in a loss of 2.8% in fuel efficiency. Properly inflating your tires can save you 11 cents a gallon.
  • Check your gas cap. It's estimated that almost 17% of all cars on the road have broken or missing gas caps, which reduces gas mileage and possibly harms the environment as well. Fixing or replacing a faulty gas cap will save you 3 cents per gallon.
  • Lose that extra weight. For each additional 100 pounds loaded into your car, you lose 1% to 2% in fuel efficiency. For every 100 lbs you manage to shed, you'll save the equivalent of 6 cents per gallon. So empty your trunk of any unnecessary items and save at the tank.
  • Slow down! For every 5 mph you knock off your highway speed, fuel consumption is reduced by 7%. So if you typically drive 70 mph on the highway, slowing down to 65 mph will save you 27 cents a gallon.
  • Be a smooth operator. The smoother you accelerate and decelerate, the better your gas mileage will be, with potential gas savings of 33% on the highway and 5% around town. Drivers who take off like a drag racer and approach lights at top speed before hitting the brakes can save 68 cents a gallon by taking it easy on the gas pedal.
  • Keep your foot where it belongs. Driving with your foot on the brake will wear out your brakes and reduce gas consumption by as much as 35%. If you stop driving with your foot on the brake, you'll save the equivalent of $1.35 per gallon.
  • Don't just sit there. If you need to stop the for more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine. And don't bother "warming up" your car before driving - it's not necessary. For every two minutes not spent idling, you'll save almost 1 cent per gallon.

Is it time for a tune-up?  Schedule your next service appointment here online or call 888-451-2118 and we will be glad to schedule for you. Are you familiar with the new fuel efficient Subaru lineup?  Call 888-450-8918 and we will be glad to answer your questions. Stop Cannon Subaru and experience driving a new Subaru for yourself. We are located in Lakeland Florida at 5212 S Florida Ave.  Hope to see you soon!

Cannon Subaru

5212 S Florida Ave
Directions Lakeland, FL 33813

  • Sales: (888) 450-8918
  • Service: (888) 451-2118
  • Parts: (888) 418-3010

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 03:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Monday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 08:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 09:00am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

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  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 03:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 03:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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