Fuel Saving Tips
With summer just around the corner, gas prices will surely go up as they always do at this time of the year. While you might not be happy with the new prices, here are some fuel saving tips that will help you save on gas in the upcoming months.
One of the easiest ways to save on gas is to drive slower. While most people are impatient, going just 5 km/h slower will help you save a lot on gas in the long run. Also, by driving a consistent speed, you will avoid accelerating and hard breaking, helping you to save fuel.
Although smaller cars will help you save on gas, it’s unrealistic for you to go out and buy a lighter vehicle this summer just to save on fuel. However, getting rid of some of the unnecessary things in your vehicle can help. If you’re driving with a lot of extra weight, your fuel efficiency will go down so you should only carry things in your car that you really need.
Don’t idle. If you’re waiting for more than 30 seconds, you should shut off the engine. Not idling is healthy for the environment and will help you save gas as well.
Another thing you can do is make sure your tires are inflated to the proper pressure. If you’re tires are under-inflated, your fuel efficiency can go down significantly. Not only are inflated tires safer, but a few less trips to the gas station puts a smile on everyone’s face.
Finally, you can save money on gas by finding the cheapest gas stations to fill up at. There are many mobile apps now that tell you where the cheapest gas station is. While it might be a very small change, over an entire summer you can save big.
So, although gas will rise in the summer months, you can offset it by being smarter with some decisions.