Tips and tricks on how to save gas at the pump and give you better fuel economy on the road.
Staying on top of car maintenance is perhaps the best way to ensure that you’re getting the absolute most out of every gallon that goes into the tank.
Aside from your car’s aerodynamics, your tires provide some of the greatest resistance as you roll down the road. Checking the air pressure in your tires to make sure they even and correct is a good step toward saving pennies. If you’re brave, you can slightly over-inflate them as well, decreasing the area where your tires touch the road. This can increase your mileage, but it will also increase your tire wear.
Moving away from maintenance, cleaning out all the junk you have accumulated is a good way to see a few more miles as the extra weight is causing your vehicle to work harder and consume more fuel. While you could refuse to give your co-workers a ride as well, that’s generally antisocial and probably wouldn’t go over very well once you got to work.
Perhaps the biggest factor in extending a tank of gas is changing your driving style. Gently accelerating away from a stop, coasting when possible (if your vehicle is a manual) and not being aggressive in traffic can literally add two to three miles per gallon each time you fill up.
1. Lose the weight: clean all unnecessary items out of your car, the heavier the better
2. Keep your oil clean
3. Keep the less thought about lubricants clean
4. Replace your air filter regularly
5. Check your tire pressure and ensure it’s even
6. Go easy on the throttle
7. Slow down
8. Coast when you can
9. Use the proper fuel grade for your vehicle
10. Try to avoid stop and go driving
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