Fuel For Thought
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|Start saving money today,
with these money-saving tips*
- Minimize vehicle drag. keep your
trunk and backseat clear of unnecessary items that only add weight.
Removing excess weight can improve your gas mileage.
- Always use the recommended grade of oil in
your engine. Following your manufacturer's motor oil
recommendation can improve gas mileage by 1-2%. Look for motor oil
that says "Energy Conserving" on the API performance symbol, to
ensure it contains friction reducing additives.
- Use cruise control on major roads and in free
flowing traffic. Maintaining a constant speed can
improve gas mileage.
- Avoid idling. When you idle, you
get 0 miles per gallon.
- Avoid higher speeds. Gas mileage
usually decreases when driving at speeds over 60mph
- Plan your outings to avoid separate trips.
Combine your errands into one outing to avoid short
separate trips. This helps avoid unnecessary cold starts and keeps
your cars engine running warm and more efficiently.
* Source: www.fueleconomy.gov