Driving a Jeep in Kihei - 7 Great Fuel Saving Tips

Posted by Maui Jeep Rental on October 17, 2019 at 08:00 AM

Looking forward to driving a jeep in Kihei? You're not alone!

So many people visiting the island are anxious to start their island vacation and rent a jeep! However, what most drivers don't look forward to is seeing the low fuel warning flash before their eyes on their dashboard!


So, if you're looking to have a ton of fun during your stay on the island, but would like to know how to drive a jeep in Kihei without spending all your vacation budget on gas, here are some great tips to help you drive more efficiently.

1. Combine driving a jeep in Kihei with walking

This may sound redundant, but the best way to save money on gas is to walk to your destination!


If you can walk more and drive less, that would be great! First of all, walking is a great way to keep active while you're on vacation. Second, while driving a jeep in Kihei, you need to pay attention to the road, whereas when you're walking, you get to admire more of Maui.


However, you didn't rent a jeep in Kihei so you won't use it! You should definitely drive to your destination, but if you can park the car when you're there and walk as you're exploring the area, that would be awesome!

2. Avoid the rush ours on Maui

Although there aren't many traffic jams on the island, you should avoid the rush hours here if you're looking to save time, as well as gas. Early mornings and late afternoon are typically busy, so if you've planned to explore parts of the island, plan your trips accordingly.

3. Drive with your windows closed

Of course you know, driving with the windows open won't help you save money on gas. On the contrary! If you're planning to drive on, say, the famous Hana highway, you should close the windows so that you can enjoy a smooth, "aerodynamic" ride.

4. Don't blast the A/C too much

It's a well known fact that using the A/C influences gas consumption. So, as you're driving a jeep in Kihei, try not to blast the A/C too much.

5. Avoid carrying too much unnecessary stuff with you

The more stuff you carry in your jeep rental, the more fuel it will consume. In order to avoid that, you could load only your necessary gear before you leave for your next destination and leave the bulky, heavy, unnecessary stuff at the hotel.

6. Maintain a constant speed as you're driving a jeep in Kihei

There are many reasons why you shouldn't speed as you're driving a jeep in Kihei. The speed limits are there for a reason, so going over them may get you a fine. Going too fast can be dangerous or can make you miss a turn and end up the the wrong destination. And lastly, going way too fast will eventually make you consume more fuel.

7. Check the tire pressure before picking up your car rental in Kihei

Last but definitely not least, it won't hurt to check the tire pressure as you're picking up your jeep rental. It will help ensure you'll be safe on the road and also, will help you consume less fuel as you drive your rental during your stay.

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