Everyone wants to save money. Even billionaires like Warren Buffet cite frugality and smart spending as two of the primary reasons they have achieved such astounding success. Every cent matters! For most of us, gassing up our car is an unavoidable expense. The best thing we can do with a cost that is unavoidable, it to minimize it. Since we don’t have too much control over the cost of a gallon of gas, we have to save in other ways. We have to maximize our gas mileage.
- Slow down when you speed up
Probably the best way to improve your gas mileage is by controlling that lead food. Slamming on the accelerator and the breaksWILL cost you money over time. Rapidly accelerating and breaking has been shown to lower your gas mileage by as much as 37 percent. Speeding up to the next red light saves you zero time as well. Practice patience, accelerate slower and break more evenly to start improving your gas mileage immediately.
- Manage your top speed
You are going to have to decide what is more important to you, getting somewhere fast, or getting there at low cost. The moment you exceed 65 mph you are costing yourself money. At these speeds drag makes it more difficult to accelerate. Every mile-per-hour above 65 your engine has to work harder and harder. People may make fun of you when you are cruising at a most 65 mph in the right lane, but you’ll be the one laughing your way to an early retirement.
- Air matters
Your lungs and your tires, the two places you really, really need air – if you want to stay alive and improve your gas mileage that is. Take deep breathes and put air in your tires. Inflate them to the PSI recommended by the tire manufacturer and keep an eye on them!