MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
With gas prices soaring, we are all trying to find out how to get the most out of every tank of gas.
Recently, a lot of chain emails have been circulating with theories on how to save gas, so I decided to research the topic and find out some actual, true methods to gain around 100 miles more out of your tank of gas.
Here are some quick tips to saving gas and getting the most out of your money:
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Check with your manual and make sure that your tires are inflated to that level. This will help get around 4 miles extra a gallon and will help prevent blowouts.
- Keep oil and air filters clean and replace spark plugs when they get worn. Worn spark plugs and dirty filters make your engine work harder, and the harder your engine works the more gas it uses.
- Choose only the grade of gas recommended for YOUR car.
- Make sure your gas cap is made for your car. An over or under sized gas cap can affect your gas mileage.
- Reduce weight inside your car. The heavier your car is the more power is needed to move it.
- Don't let your car idle. Idling for 5 minutes is equal to almost a mile of travel.
- Tune up your car. A tune up may cost money but can do wonders for not only your gas mileage but also the overall life of your vehicle.
These are just some of the ways you can save at the pump. If you have any other tips feel free to let me know and please share this with anyone that may be looking to get a few more miles.