At O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington, we know that the summer is a great time to hit the road. We also know that fuel costs can sometimes put a damper on your road trip, even if you’re driving an efficient Nissan vehicle. Fortunately, we have some tips that can help you save fuel this summer and ensure that you’re spending your hard-earned money on fun stuff, instead of using up so much of it at the gas station.

Of course, there’s one obvious thing you should do before you embark on any lengthy road trips this summer. You’ll want to pay our Nissan service center a visit. We can give your car a check up and replace any old parts that may be adversely affecting your fuel economy. You’ll be back on the road in no time and you’ll be spending less time looking for gas stations.

From there, it’s all about fostering good driving habits. Try to avoid accelerating or braking too hard, as this makes your engine work harder. Driving at more constant speeds can boost your fuel economy numbers and features like intelligent cruise control, found in vehicles like the 2018 Nissan Rogue, can help with that. You also want to avoid traveling at speeds that are too high, as that also makes your engine work harder and reduces your fuel economy. You can also improve your fuel efficiency by turning down the air conditioning a little bit and closing the car windows. Open windows create drag and the A/C adds to fuel consumption.

So heed these tips if you plan to travel this summer. Then visit our Nissan dealership serving Normal, IL and find a fuel-efficient vehicle you’ll love. Whether you’re in need of a crossover or a sedan, we’re ready to assist you!