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Tips In Saving In Gas Expenses

May 16, 2008
Saving on gas is quite a task these days, as so many must travel to places of work and to obtain higher education. The high prices paid at the pump aren't necessary, however, as there are indeed a few ways that consumers can save money by following a few gas guidelines and tips.

It has long been said that using the air conditioning or heat excessively will drain gas mileage. This is true, but only in certain situations. When cars have their windows down while going high speeds, it has been proven that the drag that the window creates is less fuel efficient than having the air conditioning on at a moderate level. Thus, it's best to use air conditioning when traveling fast, and less so when at "stop and go" locations.

Any kind of extra stress that is exerted on one's motor will always cause more fuel to be burned. This means that fast accelerations and high speeds will waste much more fuel than the contrary. Revving an engine or even stopping too suddenly can degrade gas mileage. In this case, it's best to take the "granny approach" and drive with extra caution.

Even though car manuals sometimes claim that cars should be run on the highest grades of fuel, this is not true. Cars that can accept low grades of fuel should, since this gives cheaper prices for just about the same amount of mileage. Purchasing gas with a higher octane rating may help improve mileage, but not enough to actually justify the price difference.

When one's tires are low, there is a big loss in fuel mileage per gallon. Under inflated tires will cause more work to have to be done on the engine, meaning there are fewer rotations of the tire per gallon of gas. This can be such a dramatic chance in fuel efficiency that consumers should constantly check their air pressures in their tires in order to get the maximum benefit in fuel efficiency.

Lastly, it should be noted that when "warming up" a car, it shouldn't take more than a minute or two before the car is safe to drive even in winter conditions. There is no use in warming up a car longer than necessary, as this burns extra fuel. When wanting to listen to music while sitting idle, it is also best to turn a car's ignition to the setting that only drains the battery- but be careful not to do so for long or the car may not start again.

Closing Comments

Gas prices are just going to keep increasing as demand continues to be so high. The only relief is going to come through careful conservation, buying fuel efficient or hybrid cars, and maintaining a certain sense of responsibility when having to drive. Car pooling with others or riding a bike to locations is much better for the economy, environment, and one's wallet- so don't miss a chance to leave the car behind on your next excursion.
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