When you visit Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville, we won’t just help you find a new or pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle and send you on your way. We also lend our customers our automotive expertise whenever they need it. One thing you might want to know this summer is how to save fuel. With our tips, you’ll spend more time on the road and less time fueling up at the gas station.

One of the keys to saving gas this summer is to avoid any idling. If you need to stop somewhere, don’t just leave your car running. Even if its a quick stop, that’s a waste of gas and it adds up over time. It can also be tempting to start up your car and let it run for a bit with the air conditioning blaring so that it’s nice and cool when you get inside. That can waste a lot of fuel though, especially since heavy A/C use can increase gasoline usage. You should also try to avoid traffic; all of that idle time during stop-and-go traffic is wasting gasoline.

There are also some other driving habits that you can change to boost your fuel economy, such as closing the windows when traveling at highway speeds. The breeze may feel nice, but open windows create drag. We also recommend not traveling too fast. Driving at a speed of around 75 miles per hour can start to adversely affect your fuel economy.

Visit our Mercedes-Benz dealership serving Ponte Vedra, FL and find the perfect luxury car for your summer road trip. An expert Mercedes-Benz dealer is standing by, ready to answer questions and help you get the most out of your new vehicle. We look forward to meeting you!