How To Improve Gas Milage

No matter what kind of car you drive, you can be getting better fuel economy than what you’re getting now

Keep your vehicle well maintained

Simple maintenance—such as regular oil changes, air-filter changes, and spark plug replacements—will lengthen the life of your vehicle as well as improve fuel economy and minimize emissions. Just follow the schedule in your owner’s manual or read up about your cars

Check your tires

Keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned saves fuel by reducing the amount of drag your engine must overcome. Tires that reduce rolling resistance by 10 percent can improve gas mileage by one to two percent for most passenger vehicles.

Be aware of weight

Don’t carry around items you don’t need. For every 45Kg of weight in your vehicle, fuel economy decreases by one to two percent. Also, reduce drag by putting bulky items inside the vehicle or trunk instead of on a roof rack.

Drive moderately

A green light does not signal the start of a NASCAR race. High-speed driving increases both fuel use and emissions. Reducing your speed by just 15Km/h can cut your fuel use up to 20 percent, and making more gradual stops and starts will bring even more savings.

Don’t leave your vehicle idle for more than a minute

During start-up, your engine burns a little extra gasoline. However, letting your engine idle for more than a minute burns more fuel than turning off the engine and restarting it.

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