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I Improve My Gas Mileage Almost 40% - Without Spending A Dime!

Jul 2, 2008
I improve my gas mileage, without spending a dime, by up to 40%! I don't spend any money to do it, but I end up effectively saving almost half on what I spend on gasoline!

In order to prove my gas mileage, I have to know what my car in gas mileage is. By using a very simple gas mileage calculator, I can figure out exactly what my current miles per gallon are. This is done by writing down how much I'd fill up, and how far I drive, then dividing the miles I went by the gallons I used.

The next step to improve my gas mileage was basic maintenance on my car. By checking my oil and air filter, I can get up to 10% better gas mileage. Sludgy oil makes your engine work harder, using more gas.

I can get an extra 5% on my mileage by making sure I have a clean air filter. If the air filter is dirty work clogged, less oxygen and goes to the engine, which means poor combustion. When the engine doesn't run efficiently, it requires more gas to go the same distance.

A big boost to improve my gas mileage is by insuring my tires are properly inflated. Tires with low air pressure are harder to roll, again making the engine work harder to move the car. I make it a point to check my tire pressure every time I get a fill up.

I will also improve my gas mileage by cleaning out my trunk and backseat. For every 50 pounds that I can take out of the car, I get an extra 1% boost in my gas mileage. This has the added benefit of getting me to finally clean out my car!

By far the biggest gas mileage improvement comes from changes in my driving. By scheduling my errands during less busy times of day, I avoid congestion, idling, in stop and go traffic. Peak drive times used up all lot of unnecessary gas.

I manage to improve my gas mileage by almost 40% this way. I simply combine basic core and maintenance, with a little bit of planning, and common sense driving. By putting these altogether, I can go and nearly twice as long between fill ups, which means I am effectively paying 40% less for gas. And at today's gas prices, that is a lot of money!
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