We can all be proactive in our fight to save gas, and use our fuel more efficiently.
Find Cheaper Gas. I already told you how to do that. You know its out there, we have all seen the price signs. Don't you wonder why it doesn't all cost the same?
Keep your car maintained according to the recommended service guides in your owners manual.
Keep your engine tuned, it can cost up to 4 percent in wasted gas if you don't.
If your air filter is clogged, your car can use up to 10 percent more gas.
Keep your tires properly filled as recommended by your manufacturer. It can cost you 3 percent more gas if you don't.
Keep up with your oil changes and use the recommended weight for oil as recommended by your auto maker. Not doing this can cost you 1 to 2 percent more gas.
Add up the numbers, you could be wasting up to 20 percent of your gasoline supply by not keeping up with your car servicing.
Don't run out to the store, go home, and then run to the dry cleaners. Try to make yourself a route to do all your errands at one time. It will not only save you time, it will also save you in gas.
Did you know you get the most mileage per gallon when you drive at about 55 miles per hour?
Empty your trunk
If your trunk is loaded with junk, it will take more fuel to pull the heavy load. It is something most of us do not think about, But it can have a costly effect.
Don't stop or start quickly
Pace yourself. Quick start, or stops, use more gas.
If you have cruise control-use it. Cruise control will help you maintain a constant speed, therefore reducing your gasoline use.
These tips are really just common sense, but often we don't think about them. It doesn't take much effort to take the steps that will save in gasoline costs.
Don't you have better things to do with your money?