Gas-saving tips

by Donny on June 15, 2012

Gas prices fluctuate and because of that, we always want to get the most mileage possible. I can remember when the cost of gas was under $1 per gallon but I don’t think we can discuss that without sounding like our grandparents.

At any rate, in the past 12 months, I’ve put more than 20,000 miles on my car and the more I can drive without having to fill up, the better. That’s why I’ve tried to apply the following. These tips can go a long way in helping you save gas:

Turn your engine off when the car isn’t in use as much as possible. The summer heat will heat up your car and make use of the air conditioner more necessary but if you can avoid staying in the same spot while running your car do it. Vehicles can use up to half-a-gallon of gas per hour when idling.

• Use cruise control. It’s kind of nice and convenient and it saves gas by helping you maintain a speed and improving your miles per gallon.

• Avoid excess weight in your vehicle. Your fuel economy can be decreased b2 percent simply by removing 100 pounds. A good project might just be to clean out your car.

• Check your tires and make sure they’re properly inflated. Keeping the right amount of tire pressure improves your mpg by more than 3 percent. A well-inflated tire lasts longer.

• Check your engine regularly. Avoiding an engine problem can cut your mileage production by nearly half. It’s important to keep the engine well maintained.

• Avoid rush hour traffic. Constant stop-and-go traffic is terrible on the engine as is its gas mileage. This is easier said than done, especially for those in the major cities but avoid it at all costs if possibly can.

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Neil's Finance Plaza June 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for great tips everyone needs to save money on gas these days.


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