Tag: Tips for driving

You don’t need an electric or hybrid car to get good fuel economy driving I-94 to and from Minneapolis. As you travel on Minnesota highways, these tips can help you improve your gas mileage.

 

Use cruise control

When you are driving on I-94, you might have the tendency to match the speed of the vehicle in front of you, even if you aren’t aware of it. That urge to always keep accelerating isn’t good for fuel economy.

Using your car’s cruise control can help you maintain a speed that is safer and more fuel efficient. Constant acceleration and braking uses more fuel, so cruise control reduces your need to accelerate and brake.

Many Mitsubishi models at Don Robinson Mitsubishi even have adaptive cruise control systems that adjust the vehicle’s speed automatically if you get too close to the car in front.

 

Turn on the AC

In the summer, it might be tempting to roll down your windows and enjoy the fresh air. However, when you are traveling on the highway over 60 mph, you should keep those windows and sunroof closed.

Instead, use your car’s air conditioning. If you are driving really fast, open windows can cause drag, which makes the engine work harder and increases its fuel consumption. Another way to reduce drag on highways is to avoid putting roof racks and other storage accessories on top of your car.

 

If you want a car or SUV that’s big on value, check out the fuel-efficient models at Don Robinson Mitsubishi. Our vehicles boast consistently efficient gas mileage thanks to their carefully engineered motors. Learn more by visiting our dealership in Saint Cloud, MN.

Driving in the Rain

Goodbye winter; spring is finally here! With all the flowers and prelude to summer, the rainy weather also rears its ugly head. Driving in the rain comes with its own dangers. Skidding, sliding, and visibility are just a few things the rain effects. Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we’ve got both the vehicles and the tips to get you where you need to go safely.

  • Don’t use Cruise Control. In dry weather, cruise control is one of the best features of a vehicle. In wet weather, it can be a nightmare. While a driver can take their foot off the gas to regain traction, cruise control can’t.
  • Don’t slam on your brakes. Slamming on your brakes can cause you to skid. If you’re already skidding, hitting the brakes can make your vehicle harder to control than it already is. Instead, take your foot off the gas and steer in the direction you want to go.
  • Avoid moving water. Sure, splashing pedestrians who are surely already wet can be fun but it could cost you your vehicle. Moving water, especially water you can’t see the ground through, can sweep you right off the road.
  • Turn on your headlights. Headlights can make all the difference to other drivers. Even if you have automatic, daytime running lights, turn them on anyway. They’ll help the driver behind you.

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