How can I get the best gas mileage from my Subaru?

Today, more than ever, it’s important to get the most out of every tank of gas. Giving your tires the attention they need is one of the easiest ways to do just that. Other simple steps you can take to improve fuel economy include:
– keeping your windows closed when driving at highway speed. Even with the air conditioner running, the fuel savings are substantial;
– accelerating slowly and smoothly;
– using your cruise control when conditions permit;
– replacing your vehicle’s air filter more frequently if you drive in dusty conditions;
– having spark plugs inspected and replaced at the recommended service intervals;
– reducing idle time
– driving at the posted speed limit. Increasing your highway cruising speed from 100 kilometres per hour to 120 kilometres per hour will increase fuel consumption by about 20 per cent.
– your front wheels in proper alignment;
– the bottom of your vehicle free from mud, etc.

For details concerning the tips mentioned above please reference “fuel economy” in the index of your Owner’s Manual for the appropriate page numbers. For additional information on fuel economy please visit National Resource Canada’s Web site at