With the stress of rising fuel costs we are all looking for ways to save money. Check out my top 5 tips for improving your fuel economy:
1. Accelerate and Decelerate with Ease – Accelerating and decelerating slowly is key to saving gas. In fact you can save 5% – 30% when you follow this rule.
2. Drive in Neutral – Put it in neutral as much as possible. When driving down an incline of a 1/4 mile or more neural should be your best friend. While some would encourage you to turn the engine off, I simply suggest putting it in neutral and coasting.
3. Tire Pressure – According to the Department of Energy roughly 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline were wasted in 2005 alone do to driving on under-inflated tires. So check your tire pressure and make sure you aren’t burning gas unnecessarily.
4. Lighten Your Load – Reduce the load in your car to save that fuel! Studies have shown that for every 100 pounds you carry in your car you lose roughly 2% in fuel efficiency. So what are you waiting for? Remove excess weight from trunk and your car!
5. Lose the Rims – While all rims are not an issue it is important to be sure that the tires and rims on your car are the proper size for your make and model. If they are too wide they will produce a pull on your car that will make you burn fuel faster.
Take these tips and apply them in your everyday life you will likely find that you are saving gas and reducing your carbon footprint. For more tips on fuel efficiency and other news in automotive car tips visit