By Pete Lance
Learn some of the best tips to get optimum gas mileage. Here
weíve compiled 10 more tips to help you stretch your dollar at
the gas station!
If you have not seen our previous article (10 Tips For Saving
Cash On Your Gas), you might want to do a search for it on our
website (www.usgastracker.org) or on
Alright, on to the tips!
Tip 1: Watch Your Gas
You should be aware of the amount of fuel you use. Notice your
car's performance, such as the mileage per gallon. When fuel
efficiency decreases, your car may need servicing.
Tip 2: Buy Gas from a Busy Station
A gas station that is consistently busy has to refill its
underground tanks regularly. Slower stations that don't refill
as often may have stale contaminated gas in its underground
tanks, and this contamination will affect your fuel economy.
Tip 3: Turn the Nozzle
After you have finished filling up your tank, you should twist
the gas pump nozzle a full 180 degrees. This will drain a bit
more gas into your tank, sometimes up to an entire half cup.
you don't do this, the extra gas would just be a bonus to the
next gas customer.
Tip 4: Tighten the Gas Cap
Tighten your gas cap until it clicks. This will help prevent
the gasoline from evaporating and escaping.
Tip 5: Check Your Carís Tire Pressure
You should check your car's tire pressure regularly. Under
inflated tires reduce your car's fuel efficiency, and also
causes premature tire wear, affecting the life-span of your
Tip 6: Remove Excess Weight from Your Car
You should remove excess weight from your car. Some people use
the car trunk as a storage space, adding unnecessary weight to
the car. This will reduce your car's fuel efficiency.
Tip 7: Keep Your Car Tuned-Up
Always keep your car tuned up to ensure optimum performance.
Car's that have not been serviced for a long time often have
poorer fuel efficiency.
Tip 8: Use Your Car Less
You can try to arrange car pools with co-workers to reduce the
cost of getting to work. To save even more, you can drive less
and walk, bike or run to your intended destination, especially
if the place is nearby.
Tip 9: Change Your Work Start Time
If it is possible, change your work start and end time to
traffic congestions. Stopping and going affects your gas
Tip 10: Donít Fill Up When the Price is High
Lastly, when the price is high, don't fill up. You should wait
for the prices to go down before you fill up, especially if
your gas tank is more than half full. Filling up when the
is high tells the gas companies that people are willing to pay
ridiculous prices for gasoline.
About The Author: Pete Lance is the founder of
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