Are you looking to combat the ever-increasing prices of gas but aren’t sure where to start? It’s a lot easier than you think! There are all kinds of simple tips and tricks you can use to help you save money on gas by lowering your fuel consumption. Most of these involve adjusting your driving habits slightly. A few small changes and you will notice a big difference to your wallet. Some helpful tips are discussed here:
Inflate Your Tires
Only 17 % of cars have their tires inflated correctly, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). Having the proper pressure level in the tires can increase fuel efficiency by 3%.
Use the manufacturers recommended tire pressure (usually found on a label on the driver’s door). Always check the tire pressure if the car has not been driven or when the tires are cold. If the tires have low pressure, that increases the surface area touching the road, which will result in more fuel consumption.
Buy a Fuel-Efficient Car
Investing in a fuel-efficient car when gas prices are escalating can make an impact. Be sure to review the fuel rating when looking at new cars.
Avoid aggressive driving and slow down just 5 miles per hour. This small change will make a significant impact on your gas mileage. It costs 20 cents per gallon on average for every 5 miles above 50mph. Continually accelerating, braking, and speeding reduces fuel efficiency, so drive more wisely.
Drop Extra Weight
The vehicle consumes more fuel when there is more weight. So over the long term, you can save a fair amount of cash by reducing the total weight. Dropping 100lbs would save 3 cents per gallon, which adds up over time. So empty the trunk and remove any other unnecessary stuff from the vehicle.
Tune-Up The Engine
Gas mileage can be improved by an average of 4%, depending on the kind of repair needed. Fixing a serious problem, such as repairing a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by 40%.
As people are becoming more affluent global demand for gas continues to rise. Natural disasters and political changes can unexpectedly cause gas to get more costly. Your best step is to make adjustments to balance the added cost.
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