Tips to Increase Gas Mileage

  1. Don’t speed. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 miles per hour.
  2. Avoid quick starts and stops to improve gas mileage up to 5 percent.
  3. Turn off the engine to avoid unnecessary idling, which wastes fuel and pollutes the air.
  4. Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate to improve fuel economy when driving on a highway.
  5. Clean out your trunk; an extra 100 pounds in the trunk can reduce fuel economy by up to 2 percent.
  6. Avoid loading items on the roof rack as it creates wind resistance and can decrease fuel economy by 5 percent.
  7. Tuning your engine according to your owner’s manual can increase gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.
  8. Keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned can increase gas mileage up to 3 percent.
  9. Change your oil. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can improve your gas mileage by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.
  10. Check your owner’s car manual for the most effective octane level for your car. For most cars, the recommended gasoline is regular octane. In most cases, using a higher octane gas than the manufacturer recommends offers no benefit.

The Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet

Ford UK has variation of the Ford Focus that is stunning, fun to drive and rivals BMW and other high-end convertable coupe automobiles. Yes, you read that correctly, rivals BMW. Styled in partnership with legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet is beautiful, roof up or roof down. Handling has been refined for the new body shape and complements its tailored looks.

From the first glance, Focus Coupé-Cabriolet is captivating, with chrome flourishes along its flanks, distinguished grille and newly-styled bumper at the rear. Like all examples of Italian Couture, it has effortless style, switching from stylish coupé to elegant cabriolet at the push of a button.

From the opulent leather sports seats (an available option) to premium quality look of the dashboard, Focus Coupé-Cabriolet cocoons you in luxury. Even so, you’re always in touch with the outside world thanks to the wealth of technology options available. Choose Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and use speak to the audio and DVD Navigation systems using the latest in Voice Control System.

With three models to choose from – CC-1, CC-2 and CC-3 – you can select a Focus Coupé-Cabriolet that suits your personal style.

The CC-1 (available from £16,795) with roll-over protection and chrome detailing as standard is both practical and stylish. Moving up, the CC-2 (available from £17,795) adds performance-inspired features such as the 17” 10-spoke wheels, sport suspension, and 3-spoke leather steering wheel and plus the extra luxury of a heated windscreen. The CC-3 (available from £18,795) is even more luxurious with sumptuous partial-leather seats, air conditioning and Cruise Control. View the complete price list here.

To learn more about the Focus Coupé-Cabriolet models click here.