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6. DON’T OVERFILL THE GAS TANK
Avoid filling the gas tank to its fullest. Overfilling not only adds extra weight to the car, but will also result in fuel sloshing over and out of the tank. So when do you know it is overfilled? The best suggested level is to fill the gas tank past the first “click” of fuel nozzle.
7. DRIVE SMARTLY
Timing and scheduling of trips is also a must in saving gas. Using alternate routes or shortcuts that are safer, shorter and straighter is better than burning gas when caught in heavy traffic. Compare travelling distance differences. If you drive daily from your home to work, observe and compare the route differences, considering those stoplights, corners and curves which requires extra gas.
8. CLEAN YOUR CAR REGULARLY
Don’t carry around excess weight. Include in your schedule ample cleaning time to go through your car’s trunk and take out all the unnecessary items which only adds extra weight. Consider using a space saver tire or a smaller jack to save weight and space. You might want also to try removing your roof racks (installing it only when needed). Heavy car load can contribute to low fuel economy due to the additional power needed to run the car.
If you’re looking for a new car, it’s time to re-evaluate first just how much big or small of a car you really need. Remember that today’s crop of small cars is roomier than ever and inherently more fuel efficient. The introduction of tiptronic vehicles also is a consideration for a much pleasurable yet economic driving experience.
10. DON’T DRIVE
Not all would appreciate this, but practically if you can avoid driving at all, you’ll save gas, money and give the environment a much-needed break all at the same time. It might even be beneficial for your health!