Fuel tips for your car
March 18, 2018 | 5:15 PM
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Try to pay attention to the speed you pick up while approaching a red light.

If you’re buying a new car, or want to save fuel with your existing car, these t ips would be useful. If you’re buying a new car, it’s an obvious no brainer that a large SUV vs a fuel efficient sports car is going to be less costly at thepump. Knowing how many miles per gallon you can get will save you a lot of cash.

Clean out your trunk. Don’t carry around those golf clubs, or stroller. Store it in the garage. Removing excess weight from your vehicle can improve your gas mileage. In fact, carrying around an extra 100lbs of weight can cost you an additional 2 cents per gallon.

Replace clogged air filters. This can save you approx. 10%. Your car’s air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine. Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine. This is especially true if you drive in the city.

Slow down. Try to pay attention to the speed you pick up while approaching a red light. We don’t often consider it while on the phone, or day dreaming. The majority of drivers actually drive to the red light keeping up with the flow of traffic. The same applies in bumper to bumper traffic and a line at a stop sign. It’s actually amazing how many people press on the gas pedal to move a few feet in traffic.

It’s hard to remember this, because we’re set on auto pilot. I call this getting “Nowhere fast.” The less contact with that pedal the better. It all adds up.

Don’t forget to keep your tyres inflated to the right pressure. Under- inflated tyres can lower your gas mileage.

Find a buddy. Not only can driving to work be a hassle, but it can be lonely too. So why not pair up with a fellow commuter and share the cost? Ridesharing with one other person can save you lots. It’s something to think about even just a few days a week.

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