Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gas Mileage Tips

Aggressive driving wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Observe the speed limit, While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed, gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.

Remove Excess Weight, excess weight in your vehicle could reduce your MPG.

Avoid Excessive Idling, idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.

Keep Your Cars in Shape-Keep Your Engine Properly Tuned, Keep Tires Properly Inflated and Use the Recommended Grade of Motor Oil.

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