Tips For Saving Money On Gas
Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 11:00 pm
By: News On 6
With the price of oil topping $90, itâ€™s gotten more expensive to get around town. There are a few simple things you can do to save at the pump. They are:
Maintain Your Vehicle
To save gas, and to keep your car running, get regular oil changes, change your air filter and get regular tune-ups.
Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated
Keeping your tires at the recommended pressure will save you at the gas pump, plus it makes your tires last longer, which also saves you money.
Don't Drive During Rush Hour
Being stuck in a traffic jam, and stop-and-go driving, is one of the worst ways to waste gas.
An idling car gets zero miles to the gallon. If you are going to idle for a minute or less, leave your car on, but if it's going to be much longer than a minute turn off your car.
Driving the speed limit is more fuel-efficient than speeding.
Accelerate And Brake Easier
Quickly accelerating or slamming on the brakes is bad for fuel economy. Accelerate gently, and try to minimize use of your brakes, if possible.
Remove Excess Weight
Driving with extra stuff in your car drags down your gas mileage. Lighten your load by cleaning out your truck to remove any excess cargo.
Park In The Shade
It may sound strange, but parking in the shade can save you at the pump, this is because a hot car evaporates gas.
Don't Buy Hot Gas
Gas expands when itâ€™s hot, so if you fill up during the heat of the afternoon youâ€™ll get less gas. Fill up in the morning or evening hours.
You can cut down on wear and tear on your vehicle and save some gas money if you carpool.
Use Cruise Control
Using cruise control keeps your car at a constant speed, which improves fuel economy.
Instead of doing one or two errands a day group them together and plan the most efficient route to cut back on driving.