All motorists in this new age are looking for ways to get more miles/kilometers from every fuel that we load onto our vehicles. Definitely, we can save more gas money and also help our environment by changing our bad driving habits. Below are practical gas saving tips that we can practice and which are known worldwide.
1. SHORTEN ENGINE WARM UP
Avoid lengthened engine warm-up, even on cold mornings – 30-45 seconds is already plenty of time. Most of today’s modern cars are built and designed to be driven almost right away. Shortening engine warm up also shortens the time that the car is idle, therefore reducing wasted gas.
2. ACCELERATE GENTLY
Doing the jackrabbit start wastes precious amounts of fuel. Moderate acceleration is recommended to avoid unnecessary fuel consumption since doing a turtle-paced motion once the light turn green is also not advisable.
3. MAINTAIN A MODERATE SPEED
Practically one of the best ways to save gas is by simply reducing speed to a moderate level or slightly less than the maximum limit. Remember, as speed increases, fuel economy decreases exponentially.
4. CHECK AIR FILTER
Ensuring your car is in tip-top condition is also a gas-saving method. Keeping a dirty air filter will restrict the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy. You might want to consider after-market “permanent” filters, which is cleaned, rather than changed and is much less restrictive than throw-away paper filters, plus they’re better for the environment.
5. CHECK TIRE PRESSURE
Hey, you must also check your tires! Under-inflated tires can contribute to poor fuel mileage as they have more rolling resistance. That means your car needs to burn more gas or diesel to keep your car moving. It is said that tires lose air in time (about 1 psi per month) so have them regularly checked. This wouldn’t be a problem because most of gasoline stations nowadays provide tire inflating hub that are free of use.