There are many ways to curb the amount you pay for gas each year.
Here are some of the more well-known ones:
– Keep unnecessary weight out of the car. (Empty your trunk!)
– Don’t take off from a dead stop too rapidly, and don’t brake abruptly if you can avoid it. Driving at a moderate speed saves gas overall.
– Highway/steady driving is better than city/frequent stopping.
– Use cruise control when possible.
Others that are less well-known:
– Fill up your gas when the air is still cool in the morning. Gas is thicker when cool and you will get more in a gallon than when it’s hot out because of the way pumps actually dispense the fuel. This doesn’t equate to better mileage but it does mean saving money for each gallon. Keeping your car properly tuned up maximizes fuel efficiency.
– Keeping the tires properly inflated per the car’s specs.
– In a manual transmission car, drive in the highest gear possible for the speed you are going. The car doesn’t have to strain or push when in a high gear for the speed traveled.
– Limit drag on the vehicle from roof racks, bikes etc.
– Have a Fuel Injection service done.
– Change your air filter whenever it’s dirty or clogged.
– Close the gas cap tightly.