Car Care

Fuel Efficiency Tips

Make every drop count.

We can’t change the price of gas. But we can help you get the most for your money. Here are some ways to save by making your car more fuel efficient: 


Drive smooth. 

It’s been proven that heavy acceleration, abrupt braking, and speeding can lower fuel economy by 5 percent at low speeds around town, and over 33 percent on the highway.

Based on fuel savings information found at fueleconomy.gov.


Keep filters clean.

Replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one can improve acceleration time by around 6 to 11 percent. The air filter in your Volkswagen can help protect your engine from impurities. 

Based on fuel savings information found at fueleconomy.gov.


Engine maintenance.

It’s important to keep an eye on your engine. Repairing any problems immediately is always a key to a long engine life. And if your car has failed an emissions test, or is clearly out of tune, repairing the problem can help improve your fuel economy 4 percent—on average.

Based on fuel savings information found at fueleconomy.gov.


Proper tire pressure.

By making sure your tires are not over or under inflated, you will help cut down on fuel while driving. Proper air pressure can help improve your fuel economy by about 3.3 percent.

Based on fuel savings information found at fueleconomy.gov.


Avoid excess weight. 

Keep your trunk and back seat free of unnecessary or heavy items that will force your vehicle to work harder than it needs to.


Use Volkswagen approved oil. 

By following the Volkswagen motor oil recommendation, you can help improve fuel economy 1 to 2 percent. See your local VW dealership for the oil that was designed for your Volkswagen model. 


Cruise control. 

By maintaining a constant speed on major roads and in free-flowing traffic, your fuel economy will usually improve. 


Avoid idling. 

You get 0 miles per gallon when you idle. 


Don’t speed. 

At speeds over 60 mph, fuel economy usually decreases. 


Be organized.

When you combine your errands into one outing, you will avoid many separate trips. This helps avoid unnecessary cold starts and helps keep your engine running warm and more efficiently.

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