How to Get the Best Gas Mileage

Getting the best gas mileage seems to be on everybody's mind these days. If you have a bigger car, truck or SUV, you are probably feeling the pinch even more. Here are some tips to help you get the best gas mileage.

There are many things you can do to get the best gas mileage for your vehicle. A few easy tips include making sure that you regularly change your oil, fuel and air filters, as well as keeping your tires properly inflated. These simple maintenance tips help your car's engine to operate all the more efficiently. Having your tires properly inflated will keep your car from meeting resistance on the road. This means that your car should use less gas and get better gas mileage.

Try to lay off the AC. It's tempting to crank it whenever you get into the car on a hot summer day, but it's a major gas suck. Try opening the windows, which ultimately uses less gas than the air conditioner. You can also try parking in the shade to keep your car from getting too hot. This will mean your car will not have to work as hard to cool down.

You should try to maintain your speed when you are on the highway for the best gas mileage. The ideal speed limit for minimal gas usage is 55 miles per hour You can use your car's cruise control to stay close to 55. You should avoid quickly accelerating and slowing down for the best gas mileage.

Avoid supposed "fuel-savers" that end up draining your wallet of money you could use to be buying gas. Fuel savers have been tested by reputable agencies like Consumer Reports, and they have been debunked. Fuel savers do not actually help you to get better gas mileage.

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