When you’re behind the wheel, the last thing you want is to be making frequent stops at the gas station. Here are some tips on saving gas:
- Easy on the gas pedal
Stop-and-go driving and jackrabbit starts can decrease your mileage by as much as 33% on the highway. The easier you are on the gas and brake, the better your fuel economy.
- Routine maintenance
Following your car’s recommended maintenance schedule keeps everything functioning properly and maximizes your efficiency.
- Take care of your tires
Making sure your tires have the proper inflation is essential to saving gas. Check them regularly with a pressure gauge. It’s good to keep them a little underinflated in high temperatures and slightly overinflated in lower temperatures.
- Clean, clean, clean
The more weight you have on or in your car, the harder your engine has to work, which decreases your fuel efficiency. De-clutter your car to improve your efficiency.
- Plan your day
Need to stop at the grocery store? Grab a bite with friends? Plan spots to and from your way to work, or pick spots near each other. A little planning can go a long way.