Get Better Gas Mileage From Your Car

By: Yimmygold
We all see the prices rising for gas and it has been rising steadily over recent years but in recent months it has gotten ridiculous. We all know that the cost of things goes up over time but recent rises have really hurt us all where it hurts most, in our pockets. We are all looking for ways to save money on buying gas but for most people all they can see is that they need their cars and have to pay whatever it takes.

You want to know if you can do anything about the price of oil? I am sorry to disappoint you but the price of oil is out of our hands. What we can do is make our cars more economical, use our cars less and drive in a way that uses less gas for each trip.

One of the first things we should think about is how often we use our cars. If we can do fewer trips then we will use less gas. Doing several jobs while you are out will save you having to drive again later to get those things done so you will use less gas. You could think about doing car sharing with a neighbor for shopping trips and you both end up saving money on gas and you get to know your neighbors better too.

If you brake heavily and accelerate fast you will use up a lot of gas. It uses a lot less gas if you can accelerate more gently and brake less heavily. You need to be looking ahead and being aware of what the traffic is doing. If the traffic ahead of you is braking then ease off the gas pedal early and slow gently. When you accelerate press lightly on the gas pedal and accelerate smoothly. You will be surprised how much gas this method of driving can save you.

We can also be more economical by driving smaller and more efficient cars, we can keep our cars serviced more often so they run at optimum efficiency. Another possibility is to fit some gas saving or energy efficient devices to help our cars use less gas.

These gas saving devices have been mocked over the years. Car companies and the oil industry have been quick to dismiss them. The trouble is that these organizations have a vested interest and the oil companies wanted us to use more gas while the car companies didn't want to look like they were not bothered about our cars fuel consumption.

I have not tried many of these but anything you have to keep buying to add to your gas will make the economics of any savings less likely but take a look at them and see for yourself. With gas prices so high now anything that saves gas may make a lot more sense than it did a few years ago.

It seems to be years now that we have been told the future is with hydrogen gas. It still seems to be years away and even when it is fully developed it will take a long time to convert all the gas stations to hydrogen gas stations. There are a few hydrogen cars being tested now but it will be a time before they are common on our roads but there are people who have been working on using their own hydrogen systems to save gas on the cars we already have.

Now, these people are not scientists or anything special. They are just bright people with an inquiring mind. They figured out the way to produce hydrogen with simple equipment that you can buy locally. Nothing too fancy here, you just buy the parts and put it together and fit it to your car. They reckon it can be done in a few hours by just about anyone and they offer instructions how to do this online.
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