Since we’re saving some pennies on gas, with the prices dropping, it would behoove us to save even further if we can. Not only can we make our dollars stretch further, but we can help improve our gas mileage. That means that we can make that gas tank go even farther! These gas mileage tips below will help you reduce the amount of fuel you are using, which will save you money.
1. Don’t drive aggressively– When you accelerate and hit the brakes rapidly, you are using unnecessary fuel. Using calm and sensible driving techniques can not only reduce your gas mileage by up to 40% when you are driving on the highway, and up to 10% when you are driving in town, but it is also safer for both you and other drivers. That computes to about $0.10 to $0.30 per gallon of gas.
2. Don’t Speed– Driving at faster speeds uses more fuel. Gas mileage decreases when you drive over 50mph. Maintain the posted speed limits to reduce the amount of fuel used and increase your vehicle’s gas mileage. Driving at the posted speed is also safer.
3. Don’t haul things on top of your car– If you have to haul luggage or bikes or anything else, you should use a rear mounted box or tray. When you carry things on the roof of your car, this increases wind resistance and will decrease your fuel economy.
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