- June 17, 2008 at 3:48 pm #258448
More here too:
One of the best ways to save gas is to simply reduce your speed. ….
2. Check your tire pressure….Use the inflation pressures shown in
the owner’s manual or on the data plate in the driver’s door jamb.
3. Check your air filter
A dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into the engine, which
harms performance and economy.
4. Accelerate with care…Jack-rabbit starts are an obvious
fuel-waster … Stick-shifters should shift early to keep the revs
down, but don’t lug the engine — downshift if you need to accelerate.
Keep an eye well down the road for potential slowdowns. If you
accelerate to speed then have to brake right away, that’s wasted fuel.
5. Hang with the trucks [and use cruise control]
Ever notice how, in bad traffic jams, cars seem to constantly speed up
and slow down, while trucks tend to roll along at the same leisurely
pace? A constant speed keeps shifting to a minimum — important to
those who have to wrangle with those ten-speed truck transmissions —
but it also aids economy, as it takes much more fuel to get a vehicle
moving than it does to keep it moving. Rolling with the big rigs saves
fuel (and aggravation).
7. Back off the bling
New wheels and tires may look cool, and they can certainly improve
handling. But if they are wider than the stock tires, chances are
they’ll create more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy. …
8. Clean out your car…. can be tossed out …an extra 40 or 50 lbs.
of stuff, and the more weight your car has to lug around, the more
fuel it burns.
10. Don’t drive
If you really want to read up, google “top 10 gas saving tips” and see
several websites with similar lists; some have a new thing or two.
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