How to Get the Best Gas Mileage Out of Your Acura

June 8th, 2018 by

2018 Acura MDX Driving

Spending money on gas is a necessary part of vehicle ownership, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to keep your vehicle running in Red Bank. Whether you drive an Acura MDX or Acura ILX, we have plenty of tips on how to get the gas mileage out of your Acura.

Improved Acura Gas Mileage Tips

  1. Be Light on Your Feet

If you have a need for speed when you drive around Freehold, easing up on the gas pedal and driving at a moderate speed is better for gas mileage. Every 10 miles per hour you go above 55 mph causes up to a 15% drop in gas mileage. Obey speed signs to avoid a ticket, while saving money at the gas pump.

  1. Watch Your Weight

A spacious interior and advanced technology are great features, but when your vehicle is weighed down, it requires more power to go. The more power you use, the more fuel you burn. If your trunk is regularly filled with heavier cargo like golf clubs, musical instruments, or sports gear, it could be affecting your gas mileage. Consider removing these items when they’re not needed.

  1. Don’t be a Drag

When you strap items like luggage, bikes, or skis to the roof of your Acura, it creates heightened aerodynamic drag, which gives you less miles per gallon. If they’re not needed, be you can remove these items from your roof to reduce drag and improve gas mileage.

  1. Check Your Tires

Your tires’ condition affects your gas mileage as much as they affect performance and safety when driving. Due to the added energy required to produce forward motion, under-inflated and balding tires can cause a drop in fuel economy of up to 1.3 miles per gallon. Not only that, but they also compromise your vehicle handling and ability to brake properly, and could increase your risk of a flat tire. Be sure to check your tire pressure and tire treads frequently to find out if you need a tire rotation or a new set installed at your dealer’s service department.

  1. Don’t be Idle

Sitting idle on Asbury Park roads with the engine running for long periods of time burns fuel without going anywhere, which causes a decrease in your fuel economy. If you have to sit in your vehicle for a longer period of time, for example if you are waiting to pick someone up, waiting for a freight train to pass, or at a dead stop in traffic, be sure to turn off the engine.

Find out more ways to become a fuel-efficient driver, and schedule your next service appointment at Acura of Ocean!

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Acura of Ocean Service Specials

acura brakes

Brakes Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
Winter Brake Special

Our Acura-Trained Technicians:

  • Replace pads and resurface rotors.
  • Inspect front and rear disc and calipers.
  • Inspect brake lines and hoses.
  • Inspect master cylinder.
  • Brembo Brakes and rotor replacement extra.
  • Regular price $329.95 per axle.

Not to be combined with any other discount. Plus tax where applicable. Present coupon at time of write-up. Hazardous disposal fees, if any, are extra.

Putting Tire on Car


Expires: March 31, 2020


Program only valid when mounting and balancing 4 tires. Mount, balance, and alignment extra. Discount not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Tax and installation additional.

Detail Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
$40 off Vehicle Detail

Get $40 off vehicle detail.  Detail includes:

  • Remove all road dirt, grime and steam clean engine
  • Prep vehicle surface by using clay bar
  • Machine application and removal of compound to eliminate scratches
  • Hand application of sealer to restore oils to paint
  • Hand application of wax, with machine removal and buffing, followed by hand buffing and detailing
  • Shampooing all rugs and cloth areas; treating all vinyl & leather area, sealing all rubber areas
  • Cleaning all glass and chrome areas

Alignment Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
$10 off alignment

To maintain the handling you value, we will:

  • Use computerized equipment to adjust your Acura.
  • Adjust tire air pressures; inspect suspension, tires and wheels.
  • Adjust front and rear tires.
  • Road test for quality control.
  • Provide you with a computerized printout.

Regular Price: $114.95

Prices may vary by model. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up.

Winter Battery Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
$15 off Battery Replacement

Worried About Your Battery?

Our experts will put your mind at ease.

  • Install an Acura Genuine Battery.
  • Clean cables and inspect alternator belt.
  • Check charging system performance.
  • This offer includes a discount on our 100-month battery.

Prices may vary by model.  Not to be combined with any other discounts. Plus tax where applicable. Hazardous disposal fee, if any, are extra. Present coupon at time of write-up.

timing belt

$200 Off Timing Belt Special

Expires: March 31, 2020
$200 off Timing Belt Package

$200 off Timing Belt package. Timing Belt package includes:

  • Replace timing belt
  • Replace drive belts
  • Replace water pump
  • Replace timing belt tensioner
  • Replace coolant
  • Spark Plugs
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary Loaner Car

Coupon not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to prior purchases. Regular price between $1099 - $1650 depending on vehicle. Call for more information.


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