Tuesday, June 28, 2011
It’s road trip time… This year when you hit the highway, be sure to take advantage of the cruise control button as much as possible. Maintaining a steady speed allows you to drive 10 percent farther on a single tank.
Some other gas-saving tips:
• Remove excess weight – take out unnecessary items from your vehicle, which can reduce your fuel economy by up to 5%
• Avoid idling – Turn off the engine when the car is parked for longer than a minute. Starting your car only uses a few seconds worth of fuel, rather than a quarter to half gallon of fuel per hour while idling
• Keep tires properly inflated – under-inflated tires can waste up to 6% of extra fuel
• Don’t drive aggressively – rapid acceleration, braking and speeding wastes gas. Drive sensibly --- it’s safer & fuel efficient!