Save Your Money – Gasoline saving tips
October 13th, 2012
I’m pretty saure you’ve seen this before, but some things are worth repeating. Gasoline has gone down a little, but not to where it was. While most of us have to buy it, most of us would like to spend our money on something else. So, maybe these gasoline saving tips might help you a little. Of course, the list isn’t exhaustive.
Don’t go faster than 60 mph even if it is legal; hopefully, you won’t get ran over by everyone else.I’m in Houston; I’ve noticed our TXDOT electronic highway signs have a new message – use Left Lane for passing, slower traffic to the right. Hopefully, all will soon read and heed.
- Try to avoid floor-boarding starts and brake-squealing stops. This may improve your mileage by about 5 pct.
- Turning off your engine instead of idling will improve gas consumption and air pollution.
- Keep car tuned and change oil per manufacturer’s recommendation.
- Keep tires properly inflated: it may not only improve fuel consumption but may improve driving safety.
- If the price of gasoline is tied to supply and demand, it stands to reason that the less we demand, the greater the supply, and better the chance for lower gasoline prices.
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