Do you drive “the extra mile” to get your gasoline at a slightly cheaper price? Do you find yourself watching the fuel gauge drop with trepidation, fearing the next refill, because fuel prices just keep going up? Before you get to the point of swapping your four wheels for two with pedals, try a few things that should ease the stress.
Fortunately you will find a number of free and easy ways of saving on fuel. Do you ever examine the tires to see if they are properly inflated? By simply having the correct amount of air in your tires could help you save gas, because under inflated tires causes an increase in fuel consumption. Get yourself a tire gauge and get into the habit, which will save you gas without costing anything. Do you know the time of day you buy gas can affect how much you will pay for what you get?
Gas is marketed by the volume, and since liquids expand as they warm up, logic would tell you to buy the gas at the coldest part of the day, you will get the best deal. Early mornings are generally cold, so buying your gas then will let you save gas while avoiding the risk of traffic jams. It is possible to find out which gas stations are the least expensive from the internet, but don’t defeat the purpose by travelling a long way for gas. Quite a few people like to wash their car because they prefer the way a clean car looks, but did you know that washing your car can save you fuel.
A clean car or truck can cause less drag, like swimmers shaving off all of their body hair, or skiers using skin-tight racing suits, to go faster. Change the cleaning of the car into a pleasurable family thing. Whenever the weather is warm enough, youngsters love playing in the water. How many times have you been at a traffic light and you revved up your engine to show off to another person? This may come as a surprise: rev your engine only 15 times and you’ve kissed adios to enough gas to take you a mile. Maybe it isn’t very much, unless you do it regularly. Ponder over it next time you become stuck without gas.
You probably hate taking your automobile in to get it serviced, but it is a good idea, if you want to get the best gas mileage. It is to be a trade-off in the short-term with paying for servicing your car, or paying for extra gas when you car isn’t working good. You’ll find it crucial that your car gets new spark plugs, clean oil in addition to a new or cleaned oil filter and air filter.
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