Best Gas Mileage

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Tips

If you are like most people, you probably hate having to stop and get gas. Not only is it annoying to have to wait for it to pump into your car, it also costs way too much money, and there is nothing you can do about it. However, there is some good news. While you may not be able to control the cost of gas, there are ways that you can control how much gas your car actually uses. Here are some tips straight from FuelEconomy.gov that will help you make the most of your hard-earned dollars.

  1. Drive Defensively, Not Aggressively. Not only is aggressive driving against the law, it can also be costing you a pretty penny in your gas costs. In fact, the acts of rapid acceleration, sudden braking and speeding can lower your gas mileage by as much as 33%. Not to mention you are also more likely to get to your destination safely when you follow the law. An easy way to abide by the speed limit is to take advantage of the handy dandy cruise control feature on your car. If you need more information on how to drive defensively, DefensiveDriving.com has ample information to help you out.
  2. Remove Extra Weight. In fact, for every 100 pounds you carry around in your car, your gas mileage is reduced by 2%. So take out that extra cargo you’ve been carrying around. And, hey, you can even use this as an excuse to get out of giving that unwanted person a ride around town.
  3. Become a Planner. If you are the kind of person that likes to run multiple errands a week, you may be costing yourself extra money in gas. Instead, try to plan one big errand trip a week. Plan out the smartest route for your stops and make a day out of it.
  4. Keep Up on Car Maintenance. If you are trying to save some dough by delaying that oil change, you may actually be costing yourself more money on gas in the long run. When your engine is operating at optimum efficiency and your tires are inflated properly you will notice a difference in your gas costs.
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