Did you know that following these three steps can greatly improve your gas mileage?
Do regular car maintenance. Keep your engine properly tuned and increase your gas mileage from 4% to as much as 40%. Properly inflated tires can boost mileage by about 3% and prolongs the tire’s lifespan. Use only your manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil and replace clogged air filters and water pump right away.
Watch your driving. Check the speed limit. Be more attentive on the road. Anticipate traffic stops to avoid sudden breaks. If you are going to be on a stop for a while, turn off the engine. Use overdrive gears and cruise control when applicable. Free your trunk from unnecessary load.
Buy an energy-saver car. If you are going to buy a new car, consider a hybrid electric car or an alternative fuel vehicle. Check out www.fueleconomy.gov to see a list of fuel efficient vehicle models. The website is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Maintenance and money saving tips are also provided along with other useful tools for car owners.