What Can I Do To Improve Gas Mileage and Save Fuel

By: Peteroberts
There are many ways to improve gas mileage and saving money on fuel. Most people often overlook combining errands such as shopping trips and trips into town. Think about all your errands and figure out some ways to do trip planning and taking the shortest routes possible with the least amount of stop starts this will help you save no only money and fuel but valuable time.

Use services online that help you search for the lowest gas prices in your area or routes you travel. Take advantage of the services to help you find the lowest gas prices available. When you are planning trips include the lowest price gas stops at the pump into your trip.

Consider shopping groceries or products online when checking for the lowest price. Think about having those online purchases shipped to your door. Many major retailers offer discounts online and they may also ship for free and offer many products you can not find in their local store. This can save you time and money driving around checking prices and conveniently delivered to your door. Consider doing your back to school or Christmas shopping all online to avoid long lines and congested streets.

If I told you air could increase gas mileage would you believe it? If you your tires are properly inflated you could see your gas mileage increase 3%. Tires that are not checked regularly for proper air pressure or wear and tear can be a safety hazard and wear even quicker. Tires that are check regularly and it should be done monthly will save you money in the long run not just on fuel costs but on tire replacement.

Refer to your owners manual to get recommendations on when your oil should be changed. Oil that goes beyond its service life could cost you in a few ways. Keeping your oil changed as recommended can give you an increase in gas mileage of 1-2%. If it is discovered during an oil change that you have a dirty oil filter consider changing it and you could possibly see a 10% increase in gas mileage.

Have your vehicle tuned up as recommended by your owners manual. If it is running rough or your gas mileage is not what it once was it may be time to have a tuneup. It is not unusual to even have an engine that is running fine to see an increase in gas mileage due to a tuneup. A perfect example is a faulty oxygen sensor that once replace could increase gas mileage as much as 40%.

It is always best to give some distance between you and the vehicle in front or you. Let your vehicle come to a natural stop by allowing wind resistance to your advantage. When accelerating avoid gunning it. Use your cruise control to increase gas mileage. These methods should are better for you engine, brakes and transmission and best for saving gas and money.

Will you be purchasing a more fuel efficient vehicle soon because you want to get rid of a gas guzzler or just looking for ways to improve gas mileage? Compare miles per gallon or MPG. Be wary of a vehicle that needs premium gas compared to one that needs regular. If an automobile manufacturer recommends premium chances are the vehicle needs it and running it on regular could reduce engine life. Try to stick to regular or ethanol ready engines. Always research the vehicle you plan on buying.
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