Gas Prices Are Going Up. Here’s Six Ways to Save Money.
Here are 6 ways to Reduce Gas Costs
Increase your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and get better gas mileage:
- Regular maintenance
Regular oil changes and tune-ups will help keep your car running at peak performance.
- Consolidate trips
Try to plan trips in advance, and combine errands whenever possible. Why not stop at the grocery store and post office on the way back from getting your hair cut?
- Carpool When You Can
Going to the same place as your neighbor? Meeting friends for lunch? If you can drive together, you’ll be burning less gasoline. Trade off and save money
4. Drive conservatively
Accelerating and braking quickly can make your engine work harder and burn more fuel. Avoid slamming on the brakes or accelerating rapidly, except in emergency situations.
5. Clean out your car
Extra junk in your trunk weighs down your vehicle, which means you use more gas to get around. Remove heavy items that you don’t regularly use.
6. Shift earlier
High RPMs = low fuel efficiency. That means driving like you’re racing the car next to you isn’t going to cut your fuel costs. If your car has a standard transmission, upshift earlier to reduce fuel consumption. Actual RPMs will vary by model, so check your owner’s manual to learn when to shift to the next highest gear
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