About Kia Soul
How to Improve Fuel Efficiency of your Kia Soul
Your Kia Soul is very popular among car owners because of its unusual but funky style. Not only that, its boxy body design also provides extra leg room for you. Whether it's a 1.6-liter engine or a 2.0 one, it is still considered one of the most economical SUVs in terms of fuel economy. But of course, you'd still want to find ways to save on gas money and be a little more environment-friendly. Don't worry, you don't have to search high and low because it is right just under your nose. Here are fuel-saving tips you can do for your Kia Soul.
- Keep your vehicle in excellent working condition.
First things first, keep your vehicle in excellent working condition. Cliché but true! A properly maintained and tuned engine can do wonders for your fuel consumption. Have your vehicle serviced at the recommended service interval stated in your owner's manual.
When doing errands, do it in one trip instead of doing several short trips. Planned trips help save you time and gas money. When the engine is running for a longer period, it burns fuel more efficiently. Short trips don't warm the engine up enough for it to efficiently burn fuel.
- Ease up on stepping on the accelerator pedal.
Don't step on the accelerator pedal too hard. Keep in mind that the harder you step on the gas pedal, the more revs in your engine—and the more revs in your engine, the more fuel is being consumed.
- Drive at just the right speed.
Not only does driving on the right speed save fuel, it also saves you from accidents. When you drive faster than 90 kilometers per hour, the fuel consumption significantly increases. When you are driving above 100 kilometers per hour, you are using up 25 times more fuel than you would when you are driving at 90 km/h. Just imagine all the fuel used up when you are always feeling the need for speed.
- Reduce the use of your vehicle's A/C.
When you turn on the air-conditioning unit in your vehicle, you are using up to 10% more fuel. Open your windows while you are driving and enjoy the breeze.
- Reduce drag by reducing the weight that is being carried by your vehicle.
Remove accessories that increase drag in your vehicle. Don't use spoilers if you don't need them. Remove the roof racks and bike racks if you are not using them. Not only do they increase drag in your vehicle, they also add to the weight that your vehicle carries. Also, remove unnecessary things in your car that add to its weight. Don't store your sports equipment in your vehicle. If you're not going to use it, it is best you leave it at your house. The more weight your vehicle carries, the more fuel is being consumed.
- Make sure that your tires are properly inflated.
Speaking of extra weight, your vehicle feels heavy if its tires are underinflated. Driving on flat tires gives your engine extra work and your pocket extra workout when paying for more fuel.