Fuel Efficiency Tips

Saving gas (and money spent on gas) is important to every driver. Here are 10 fuel saving tips to consider:

Avoid high speeds. As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62mph vs 75mph will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.

Do not accelerate or brake hard. By anticipating the traffic and applying slow, steady acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.

Keep tires properly inflated. Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2psi increases fuel consumption by 1%.

Use A/C Sparingly. When the air conditioner is on it puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used (about 20%). The defrost position on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.

Keep windows closed. Windows open, especially at highway speeds, increases drag and results in decreased fuel economy of up to 10%.

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