A Few Ideas To Save On Gas

Gas is high and is only going to get hire, here are a few gas saving tips that you may not have known about. If you know of any others, please feel free to share them in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

Don’t Top Off

We all like to get as full a tank as possible but studies show that by topping it off, that is filling it up as much as possible, even after the nozzle has clicked off a few dozen times, you are subject to a higher level of evaporation and seepage. So, save yourself some gas and stop pumping the first time the nozzle clicks off.

Tighten That Gas Cap!

Lose, cracked or broken gas caps cause the evaporation of 147 Millions gallons of gas per year, according to the Car Care Council. Be sure that you tighten your gas cap each time you fill up and if its cracked or missing,  replace it.

Put Her In The Shade

“If you let your car bake in the sun there’s going to be a greater amount of evaporative emissions that take place than if you park in the shade,” says Jim Kliesch, research associate at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and vehicle analyst for GreenerCars.com.

Heed that warning, park in the shade whenever possible. Also if you have a carport or a garage at home make sure that you utilize it. Maybe that will be the push you need to finally clean out that garage!

Fill You Tires To The Proper Level

Once a week check your ties pressure, in the mornings are best when your car has remained idle overnight. You can buy a digital gauge and keep in your glove box, if you are getting low (check your tire for recommended psi) then make sure that you fill it up.

Keep It Tuned

Fixing a car that is out of tune or has failed an emissions test can boost gas mileage by about 4 percent. So be sure to give your car regular tune-ups. You’ll also want to watch out for worn spark plugs. A misfiring spark plug can reduce a car’s fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.

The air filter is another important factor in getting better gas mileage. Replacing a clogged filter can increase your miles per gallon by 10%.

Drive More Efficiently

  • As your speed increases, your gas mileage decreases. For instance, driving at 62 MPH vs. driving at 75 MPH will reduce your fuel consumption by 15%, in other words, drive the speed limit.
  • Don’t hard brake, coming to a stop slowly and steadily will also decrease your fuel consumption. Some studies show by up to 20%!
  • Only use the A/C when necessary, it uses a lot of gas!
  • Use cruise control whenever possible, maintaining speed will save on gas.
  • If your at an idle for longer than a minute shut off the engine, it used less gas to restart than it does to idle.

What else can you add to this list?