While gas prices continue to rise, we can’t help but find ourselves driving from gas station to gas station looking for ways to be saving on gas, and it doesn’t appear that this will change anytime soon. The first step is to download the app (Gas Buddy) to help you go to the best filling station. You can also be your own first line of defense by doing a few simple things to help control your fuel budget.
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CHANGE YOUR ENGINE AIR FILTER
Your air filter is recommended to be replaced every 15k miles. by changing your air filter, you can improve your fuel mileage by as much as 10%. This will keep dirty particles from damaging the inside of your engine and helps it run more efficiently.
SLOW DOWN AND OBSERVE THE SPEED LIMIT
We are all in a hurry and forget that aggressive speeding, aggressive braking and accelerating in short distances can burn as much as 49 cents per gallon. So, follow speed limits, use your cruise control during highway driving and walk to the corner store.
HOW MUCH DOES YOUR CAR WEIGH
Do you keep all your belongings in your trunk or heavy item inside your vehicle as storage? Well, get it out of there and put your vehicle on a diet. Just by keeping the vehicle at its regular weight, you can save up to 5% on your next fuel tank.
Do you take the same route every day because your favorite coffee shop or restaurant is on your way. Google map your route and see if there is a simpler way to get there. Just by adding 1 or 2 left turns you can avoid several red lights which can save you up to 4% of fuel economy
DON’T IDLE TOO LONG
for every 2 minutes you’re sitting still in line waiting at your favorite coffee shop or fast food, your vehicle is burning the same amount of fuel as if you drove 1 mile. You do that every day or twice a day, you could save up to 25% of your fuel economy! OUTCH! PARK AND WALK WILL YA!! (PS: The weather is beautiful)
By making sure your tire pressures at the correct psi, you can save 0.04 cent per gallon of fuel
BY DOING A FEW SIMPLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES YOU CAN GET IMMEDIATE RELIEF AT THE GAS PUMP. WE CANNOT STOP THE RISE OF FUEL BY ANY MEANS, BUT WE CAN EDUCATE OURSELVES. TAKE A FEW SIMPLE STEPS AND EVALUATE YOUR HABITS AND MAKE FUEL-EFFICIENCY YOUR GOAL FOR 2022!