How to Save Fuel when Driving

Don't you hate it when your fuel gauge starts blaring or beeping out a warning that you're almost out of gas? Especially if you're forced to use your credit card to buy more gas because you don't have any cash on you, which just increases your debt issues and worsens your credit.

Don't wait till your car ends up in a standstill or until your fuel gauge starts giving you warnings that you're about to go empty. When driving a vehicle, it's importantly to constantly fill it with fuel and to monitor the gauge to know how much fuel you have left in its tank.

Save Fuel with These Handy Tips

  • Accelerate Smoothly: In order to save fuel, you should accelerate gradually and let your natural momentum increase dictate how you shift gears. You should also travel at a steady speed and obey road rules to both keep your fuel usage optimum and follow traffic laws, thus avoiding those pesky traffic tickets. It's recommended that you travel at a speed of 50 miles per hour unless otherwise dictated by the area you're traveling on, like a school zone or the freeway where you must travel faster.
  • Don't Floor Your Gas Pedal: Don't push your accelerator all the way down or too far down. Even if you're at a high gear and traveling at a steady speed, you shouldn't push your accelerator or gas pedal down for way too long to prevent changing from a lower gear like from 4th to 3rd and wasting fuel in the process. An automatic can choose which gear to be in depending on how far you push the gas so this isn't a problem for such a car type.
  • Turn Your A/C Off: There's a polar vortex in the U.S. right now, so chances are you don't need that A/C. You might instead need a heater to be honest, but you should turn your A/C or HVAC off if you can take the coldness or heat of your car. The HVAC system uses quite a bit of your gas so you should turn it off when it's not needed in order to save on gas expenses. Don't turn on that air conditioner or heater unless you absolutely have to and you can't stand the heat or coldness no more.
  • Check Your Tire Pressure Regularly: Checking the tire pressure and getting enough air in it through your nearest gas station will not only help avoid a tire blowup in the middle of your drive. It also assured fuel efficiency. When your tires are on the verge of being flat or lack the right amount of air in them, your vehicle's engine will use up more fuel in order to keep making your vehicle move. Tires with the right amount of air pressure in them ensure you a smooth ride when push comes to shove.

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