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Monday, September 15, 2008

Tips for saving gas in our car transport

fuel-economy-guideWith the increasing rise in the gas price, every one of us is keen in saving gas in our car move. It has become essential to about the correct driving behaviors to maximize even the last drop of fuel in the car. This is necessary for efficient usage of fuel. Some of the tips for saving gas are as follows:

Walk as much as possible if you want to go to a destination which is only 10 to 15 minutes walk or bike ride away from your place. Walk or take a bus when possible. Use your car only when necessary. If you own more than one car, drive the one that gets the best gas mileage whenever possible.

Try to buy things from groceries to anything else through online shopping. This would save your gas, money, and time. However, if this is not possible or reasonable option for you, then wherever you may be going, plan a route which is direct and which has least traffic as possible.

Avoid reaching your destination through hills if a flat route is available for the destination. Driving your car through a hill will waste a lot of fuel. So, do not heavily increase the RPMs to stay at the same speed while you climb to the top of a hill.

Traffic jams make your engine to run quite inefficiently, wasting precious gasoline. So, leave before rush hour and drive during low traffic
Always try to drive at a constant speed, rather than at fluctuating speed. Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Always maintain the speed limit to be safer and wise when you drive. The slower you go the less will be the amount of CO2 your car is putting into the air. Using cruise control on the highway helps you to maintain a constant speed and will in turn save gas.

Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than cars with smaller engines. So, if you are in a situation where you need to place your car idle for more than 1 minute, then you better turn off the engine.

You lose more fuel if you are driving with semi-deflated, old, and/or weak tires. This is because the car has to work harder to move tires with worn treads and loose air pressure. So check your car tire pressure regularly and keep your car tires inflated to the proper pressure. Properly inflated car tires are safer, durable and can improve your gas mileage.

Try to get a gas gauge. This will enable you to monitor how your driving, is affecting your gas mileage. By using a gas gauge in your car, you have very high possibility of driving your car economically and efficiently.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 5:23 AM permanent link  

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