If you’re like us, you probably puked then needed to be resuscitated after a recent trip to the gas pump. Even worse, it seems like there is no slowing down in the rising of gas prices.
If you’re looking to save on gas, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we will discuss five ways that you can improve your gas mileage and reduce the amount of money you spend on fuel each month. Keep reading for tips that are easy to follow and will make a big difference in your car’s fuel efficiency!
One of the best ways to improve your gas mileage is to keep your car tuned-up. This means that you should regularly change your oil, spark plugs, and air filter. A well-maintained engine will run more efficiently and use less gas. You can also save money on repairs in the long run by keeping your car in good condition.
Proper tire inflation
Another simple way to improve your gas mileage is to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. This can increase your fuel efficiency by up to three percent! Not to mention, it will also extend the life of your tires. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended tire pressure for your car.
If you’re waiting in line at the drive-thru or sitting in traffic, turn off your engine. Idling uses a lot of gas and it emits harmful pollutants into the air. When you do have to idle, try to keep it under one minute.
Sudden starts and stops use more gas than smooth acceleration. Not to mention, it’s also better for your car. Try to anticipate traffic lights and slow down gradually as you approach them. You should also avoid tailgating and weaving in and out of lanes. These aggressive driving habits can lower your gas mileage by up to 30 percent!
Use cruise control
When you’re driving on the highway, use cruise control to maintain a steady speed. This can help you save gas and avoid speeding tickets. Just be sure to disengage it when you’re driving in stop-and-go traffic.
We hope that these tips will help you improve your gas mileage and save money at the pump. Do you have any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!
Happy (and cheap) motoring!
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