Summer is nearly here, and that means it’s the perfect time for a summer road trip. Here at Jaguar Northfield, we want to make sure that you don’t end up spending a significant portion of your summer vacation fund at the gas station this summer. Before you hit the road in your 2018 Jaguar XE, take note of our fuel saving tips.

One great way to save on fuel is to avoid idling. You don’t want to just leave your car on when you’re just sitting in the parking lot or driveway. You may not be moving, but you’re still using up gasoline! That’s why it’s also smart to avoid traffic. Stop-and-go conditions can adversely affect your fuel economy numbers.

Another way that you can reduce fuel usage is by turning down the air conditioning. We know it’s the summer, but cranking the A/C all the way up can make your engine work much harder. That means you’re using more fuel and spending more money at the gas station this summer.

You can also save fuel by closing your windows, especially when you’re traveling on the highway. Open windows create drag, which means worse fuel economy for your vehicle. You should also check your tire pressure before hitting the road. Under-inflated tires can actually increase fuel consumption. Try to use your cruise control functions for smooth driving and pack lighter for your summer road trips. If you have any more questions about how to save at the fuel pump this summer, just ask us!

When you’re looking for a comfortable car or SUV for your next summer road trip, visit our Jaguar dealership near Skokie, IL. Our expert Jaguar dealers can help you find the perfect new or pre-owned model. We hope to see you this summer!