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I Improve My Gas Mileage by 40% - Here's How You Can Too!

Aug 28, 2008
I was able to improve my gas mileage over 40% - and I did it without spending a dime. In other words come spending a little over half of what I used to spend on gas.

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.

Now I can improve my gas mileage. The first step is basic core maintenance. By simply checking might air filter and wail, I can boost my gas mileage by as much as 10%. Dirty oil makes the engine run hotter and harder, using more gas.

I get another 5% boost with a clean air filter. Dirty work clogged air filters allow less oxygen into your engine, making for less efficient combustion. This uses more gas.

One of the easiest ways to improve my gas mileage is by keeping my tires properly inflated. If the air pressure in my tires is low, the engine has to work much harder to move the car. Low tire pressure causes extra drag. I make sure to check tire pressure. When ever I fill up my tank.

Another way to improve my gas mileage is by lightening my load. Every 50 pounds I take out of the car translates to a 1% gas mileage improvement. This is a great excuse to finally clean out your trunk and backseat.

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.

That is how I and prove my gas mileage by almost 40%. Simply maintaining my car, and employing some common sense and a little planning goes an awful long way. By combining these steps, it means I have to fill up my car. Only half as often as I might have otherwise. That comes down to a tremendous savings, no matter how you look at it!
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