How To Increase Gas Mileage
Do you want to know how to increase gas mileage? In today’s economy, many people are trying to find ways to save money. Why not look at your car when you are looking for ways to save money? There are many inexpensive ways you can increase the gas mileage on your car. Gas is expensive and it is not going to get cheaper any time soon. Learning to increase your gas mileage could be one of the most important things you can do for yourself and the environment.
Things you'll need:
- Vehicle with decent gas mileage
- People willing to carpool
- One of the most important ways to increase gas mileage is keeping your vehicle at its best driving condition. This means getting oil changes every 3,000/5,000 miles depending on the specifications of your car. This means putting nitrogen in your tires and having your tires rotated consistently. This means changing your air filter every time it needs to be changing. This means keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicle. If you take good care of your vehicle, it will run correctly. A vehicle that runs correctly will get increases in gas mileage.
- Your driving can help increase gas mileage. Drive safely and follow all speed limits and street signs. Aggressive drivers waste gas mileage. Speeding and slamming on your brakes does not help either.
- Taking excessive weight out of your vehicle will increase gas mileage. Take everything heavy out of the vehicle that is not needed.
- If you are on the highway, use overdrive gears and cruise control. Consistent speed will increase your gas mileage. Do not idle the car for long periods of time because it will decrease your gas mileage.
- Commuting with other people increases gas mileage because two/three/four people are driving in the same vehicle instead of separate vehicles. Over a period of time, commuting can save each person (involved) money and increase the overall gas mileage of the group.
- Combining trips can increase gas mileage. If you do all your errands in one day instead of one each day, you will increase your gas mileage. This is common sense, but not all people think of simple things like combining trips.
- Buy a vehicle that gets better gas mileage in the city. A fuel efficient car will increase gas mileage, save money and the environment. Think about this carefully before buying your next vehicle.