It’s well-known that the FIAT brand manufactures some of the auto industry’s most fuel-efficient cars. And since many of our customers will be cruising the highways and back-roads this summer en route to their favorite vacation spot, Jake Sweeney FIAT has some tips for how to get even better gas mileage out of your FIAT 500X or FIAT 500 Sport.

  • Cutting down your AC usage is a great way to increase gas mileage. When the AC is on, your car’s engine has to work harder, which means burning more fuel. If you use the AC sparingly, relying instead on the car’s fan to circulate outside air into your vehicle, you’ll be in good shape.
  • Keeping your windows closed is another solution for saving at the pump. Of course, when you consider this tip and tip #1 together, it seems like a catch-22. However, the objective is to not overuse one or the other, but to be judicious in your usage. The problem with keeping your windows open is that each open window increases your car’s drag, thereby decreasing fuel efficiency by as much as 10 percent. This is especially true when driving on the highway. Find the right balance and you’ll stay comfortable all summer long.
  • One of the best ways to cut your gas budget this summer is to practice correct tire inflation. At our FIAT dealership serving Dayton, OH, our experienced service technicians will rotate your tires, teach you how keep your tires properly inflated, and assist you when it’s time to buy new tires. When you consider that just one slightly under-inflated tire can decrease fuel economy by 1 percent, proper inflation’s importance is clear.

Before hitting the road, visit our local FIAT dealer for more summer driving tips and first-class service!