Gas prices are on the rise, and if you are like most people, you would be happy to save a few more dollars at the pumps. We have polled our gas experts for the best gas-saving tips.
- Watch your speed. Traveling at high speeds, gunning the gas from a complete stop, and varying your traveling speed all decrease your fuel economy. We recommend going the speed limit and setting the cruise control whenever possible. Additionally, do not treat stop lights are your own starting line to an imaginary race with your fellow commuters. Those who frequently drive aggressively typically have poor gas mileage. This tip will not only save you money at the pump but will decrease the likelihood of being involved in a traffic accident.
- Watch your tires. If you have a tire that is low on air pressure, it will cause your car to pull to one side of the road or the other. This makes it so your car’s engine has to work harder to propel you down the road because it is fighting the drag caused by the low tire. We recommend frequently checking your tire air pressure to ensure you aren’t outputting more gas than necessary fighting tire drag. This will also help protect the investment you have made on your tires; when tires are not at the proper air pressure they tend to wear out more quickly.
- Keep up on car maintenance. This is common sense, but nonetheless, very important. Keeping up on your car maintenance will ensure that your vehicle is running properly. If there is a problem with your car (even something as simple as a dirty air filter) your engine will need to work harder and therefore burn through more fuel.