May 23, 2008
Tips to Save on Fuel
- Replace your air filter regularly. A clogged one makes your engine work harder which means it’s less fuel-efficient.
- Check your tire pressure once a month. Best time to do this is in the morning after your car has been idle overnight.
- Park in the shade. Less evaporation = more fuel. Consider purchasing a windshield shade that blocks sunlight.
- Easy does it. Don’t put your pedal to the medal. Slowly accelerate after a stop sign or red light.
- Travel light. Less weight means better mileage.
- Enjoy the summer breezes. Use your air conditioning sparingly or not at all.
- Combine trips/errands whenever possible. Less driving means less fuel used.
- Avoid rush hour. Stop-and-go traffic is not only stressful but also hard on your gas mileage.
- Follow the speed limit. Reducing your speed from 75 mph to 65 mph can save you as much as 10%.
- Keep your gas cap tight. Replace a worn out cap that is loose or damaged. Gas will evaporate if it can find a place to escape.