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Buy a Smarter Vehicle and Travel Tips

Aug 17, 2007
One of the best ways to save fuel money is to buy good and smart vehicles. Something like the hybrid vehicles which consume much lower gas. And always look for your small travel tips to avoid unnecessary troubles on the roads with your car.

Troubled with the unknown gas loss? Check out at your gas cap. It may be the cause of your gas loss. Are you aware of your overdrive gears? They can be of great help when driving on the highway to improve the fuel consumption.

Consider buying a hybrid vehicle to save on the cost of gasoline. You may find yourself on a waiting list waiting for the first available hybrid but the wait will be well worth it.

The Toyota Prius is one of the most sought vehicles of the year. In the coming years the hybrid will become more available and will be more affordable than it is at this point.

One thing to keep in mind when you are traveling with a carrier or a roof rack is that you will be increasing your fuel cost by as much as 5 percent.

Try to reduce the amount of aerodynamic drag and improve your fuel consumption by placing as much as you can in the trunk of your car.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when you are carrying heavy objects in your vehicle you reduce your fuel economy by as much as 1 to 2 percent.

If you are going to be doing some heavy hauling you might find it to your benefit to hire a truck or borrow one from a friend so that you can reduces the wear and tear on your car as well as keep down your fuel costs.

It may seem like a small thing to do, but tightening the gas cap on your car will prevent gas from evaporating and escaping into the air.

If you have a gas cap that doesn't fit tightly, or you've lost your gas cap, buy a new one to replace it. Contact your mechanic or the car dealer of your make of vehicle to see if they have your particular gas cap in stock or if they can place an order for one to be shipped to you.

When you are driving on the highway you should be using cruise control whenever possible to maintain a steady pace. This will help to increase your fuel consumption.

If you are driving a vehicle that currently has no cruise control it's easy to have installed by your mechanic. Many newer vehicles come with cruise control as a feature and not as a luxury choice for just this reason to save on fuel costs.

When you are traveling on the highway try to use your overdrive gears. By using your overdrive gears you can improve the fuel consumption in your car during highway type driving. The concept behind overdrive gears is that they decrease your engine speed, saving you on engine wear and gas consumption.

If you are uncertain about how to use your overdrive gears, ask a friend or put in a call to your mechanic for some advice. Although the studies are still inconclusive you might want to consider using gas saving products to save you money at the gas pump. The following products have been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Air Bleed Devices. These types of devices are designed to bleed air into the carburetor and are generally installed in your vehicle in the Positive Crankcase Ventilation line.

- Fuel Max
- Aquablast Wyman Valve Air Bleed
- Gas Saving Device
- Grancor Air Computer

Vapor Bleed Devices. These devices are related to the air bleed device but in this case induced air is forced through a container that contains a mixture of water and antifreeze. This device is usually installed in the engine compartment.

- Econo-Mist Vacuum Vapor Injection System
- Mark II Vapor Injection System
- Turbo Vapor Injection System
- Atomized Vapor Injector

There is nothing like buying a good vehicle to save your fuel money and low maintenance cost. And there is nothing like to have some useful tips when traveling. Because these things can saves you a lot in the long run. It is always good to keep a good check on the different lids and caps of the car. They can saves you unaccounted amount of gas in the long run.

So the make the best use of your overdrive gears to keep the fuel consumption level low. And always makes sure that you have good knowledge of the gear from your mechanics.
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