How to Save Gas

Everybody wants to know how to save gas. Prices have gone up and people are used to being able to just get in the car and go, using their cars to commute to work as well as drive to vacation destinations. Here are some tips to help you learn how to save gas.

Remember Driver's Ed?
Do you remember how when you were learning how to drive, you followed all the rules? You drove at or under the speed limit, you let other cars get in front of you and you accelerated and slowed down at a reasonable speed. Drive like that again. Maintaining a steady speed (preferably 55 miles per hour).

Keep Your Engine Warm
An engine that's cold takes more energy, and therefore gas, to get started. Try to group errands together so that you're keeping your engine warm, rather than having to start it multiple times cold.

Similarly, try to avoid turning your car on and off. Turning your car on uses a little push of gas. However, any time that your car will be stopped for more than twenty seconds, you will use less gas by turning the car off and then turning it back on.

Maintain Your Car
Keeping Your Car in good working order is just as important as everything else when it comes to saving gas. Make sure your engine is operating smoothly to use less fuel. Your tires should be fully inflated to provide less resistance and therefore use less gas. Use the right gas for your car (if your owner's manual states you need premium, you do. If it doesn't, you're wasting your money on it).

If you're in the market for a new car, look for a smaller one that will suit your needs rather than an SUV or a big pickup truck if you don't need it. Whenever you can, carpool. This can also save you drive time in some cities which have carpool lanes for those cutting down on traffic and emitting less dangerous fumes.

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