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Hypermiling To Increase Fuel Mileage

Jul 20, 2008
As with most commodity markets, what has taken place with oil prices is more of a market correction than anything else. There will be additional up and down movement, but the baseline average will never drop back to the good ol' days. In order to help increase mileage in our vehicles, and help off set this price increase, many astute drivers have begun what is known as hypermiling.

Hypermiling was started by electric and hybrid car owners who were taking the estimated miles per gallon, and devising ways to increase them even further. It is not uncommon to see a successful driver use hypermiling techniques to increase mileage more than 50% beyond the listed mpg's on the window sticker of a vehicle.

Hypermiling techniques can vary from very extreme, and sometimes dangerous, methods to very practical ideas that can be easily implemented by anyone. Fact is, any driver or any vehicle can achieve significant fuel savings by utilizing hypermiling techniques. You do not need to own a hybrid or electric car to do this.

Several practical examples of hypermiling can be implemented in as little as 10 minutes. While each idea will not achieve significant fuel savings on its own, the combination of several hypermiling techniques will build on each other, and result in aggregate significant savings. There are several excellent guides available that contain huge lists of practical ideas on how to increase mileage to get your started.

People sometimes over-think when looking for ways to increase mileage, but most great hypermiling techniques are really quite simple. Maybe the most practical and simplest idea is to remove "dead weight" from your vehicle by removing the unnecessary items in your storage areas. Additionally, consider using less of your actual brake when coming to a stop and let the cars natural momentum slow it down.

As uncertainty continues with oil and gas prices, reality is setting in that a new standard has been established. The best option available today is to learn hypermiling techniques to help offset the cost increases we are experiencing. Taking action now will certainly help improve your cash flow each time you fill up.
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