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With the cost of fuel these
you can get the best mileage
possible from your car by keeping
it in top shape and using some easy
energy saving ideas.
Probably the biggest waste of gas is an
A rough running engine uses more gas quicker than
a properly tuned engine.
Under inflation or over inflation of tires can
lead to decreased
fuel mileage and improper wear, shortening the life of your
Check your owner's manual for the recommended tire pressure
and check your tires regularly with a tire pressure gauge.
Dirty air filters can also cause your engine
to run at less than
Regular visual checks of the air filter will tell you if it
replacing and your owner's manual will also recommend
appropriate replacement intervals.
Using the correct viscosity oil is important
viscosity oils have greater resistance to the moving
parts of the engine, and therefore use more gas.
air conditioner use:
Driving with the A/C on puts a big drain on
your gas mileage.
Keep it off until the summer heat sets in and you'll save.
Quick starts from a stoplight or stop sign use
more fuel than
smooth, steady acceleration.
Studies have shown that accelerating moderately and stopping
gradually may cut gas consumption by as much as 35%.
If you have errands to run, think ahead and plan your route
to avoid backtracking or getting stuck in traffic jams.
Sometimes a somewhat longer route that lets
you maintain a steady speed can be more fuel efficient than
a shorter route that has a
lot of traffic lights.
Aggressive driving in city
traffic saves very little time but
The same goes for
greatly increases fuel consumption.
It is also hard on the engine and brakes.
The safer, more fuel-efficient option is to accelerate
smoothly and maintain a steady speed.
Accelerate smoothly when passing other cars or when
merging with faster traffic.
Also, avoid hard braking by leaving plenty of room
between your car and the one in front of you.
Unnecessary idling of the engine will cause
If you're going to be sitting in the car for a while, shut
Don’t forget to check your fuel
Make sure it’s undamaged and secure.
Missing or problematic caps are
responsible for 147 million gallons
of gas vaporizing annually.
For Info on
Fuel Octane Rating,