Saving Money on Gasoline
By Nikki Willhite
Many people will be doing a lot more driving this summer. Here
are some tips to help you make the most of every bit of gas that you buy!
*Don't spend extra money on super high octane gas if your car
doesn't need it. Read your owner's manual, or call the dealer.
*Don't bother to warm up your car. Just start out slow.
*Keep your car running efficiently by keeping up the maintenance
on your vehicle and going in for those tune-ups.
*Keep your tires properly inflated.
*Drive smoothly, avoid rapid acceleration and braking.
*Drive at a moderate speed, and in high gear.
*Use cruise control on the open road, when safe.
*Take advantage of downward slopes to build momentum for when
you go up again.
*Don't carry unnecessary weight in your car. You will burn more
*Make your car as aerodynamic as possible. Remove car
accessories like bike and luggage racks when you are not using them, and keep
your windows rolled up.
*When you have to wait for more than one minute in one place,
turn off the engine.