Wise Fuel Saving Tips for your Ride

By: James Russell

A real budget buster these days is a trip to your local gas station. Where before you could have filled up for perhaps $25, today you probably are paying $40, $60, even $75 or more for every trip to the pump. Most people are having a difficult time absorbing the added blow that high fuel prices bring. You are paying more at the pump but a 4% salary raise just doesn't seem to cover it. Are you feeling squeezed? You are not alone. However, there is hope for you in the form of a pair of fuel saving aftermarket for your ride. Please read on and we'll take a look at three options you have to reduce your budget busting burden.

Cotton Gauze Air Filter Paper air filters are cheap and are typically replaced annually by drivers for about ten dollars per unit. Unfortunately, paper air filters are not very efficient as they hold dirt in and restrict engine breathing. Any restriction on your engine means that it has to work harder -- an engine that has to work harder also eats up more fuel. That is why many consumers are choosing to install performance air filters made from cotton gauze material, the same air filters of choice that race car drivers use. A cotton gauze air filter can be cleaned, is reusable, and allows air to get into your engine more efficiently while holding back dirt. You can see better fuel mileage, more horsepower, and help save the environment with a cotton gauze air filter. It'll likely outlast the life of your car too!

Stainless Steel Fuel Saver Along with a cotton gauze air filter, you can help your vehicle's engine burn more efficiently with a device installed in your vehicle's air hose unit. As a nonmoving device, the Tornado is designed to create a swirling, fast burning effect in your engine's combustion chamber. The engine burns more efficiently resulting in an extra one to two miles to the gallon for you. The Tornado Gas Saver requires no maintenance, can be installed in about ten minutes time, and you'll never have to replace it. Over the years, you should reap fuel savings in the hundreds of dollars; your Tornado can pay for itself in just a few months time!

Choosing the Right Fuel Ethanol is great, if your car can run on this fuel. Still, prices are not low enough to justify making the switch to this alternate fuel source. Many drivers needlessly opt for higher octane fuel when 87 octane regular will do. You can check your car's automotive manual to verify what it needs, but if 87 octane is sufficient than go with the lower grade fuel. Most of today's cars are built to run on regular unleaded gas; save as much as twenty five cents per gallon by opting for the lower grade fuel.

So, that's it. Two smart aftermarket parts and a change in your gas grade can save you hundreds of dollars annually on gas. You can't do anything about high gas prices, but you can reduce the amount of gas your car consumes while keeping your budget intact.

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