Increase Your Fuel Economy With These Easy Steps!
If you’re looking to save money any way you can, why not consider increasing your gas mileage? Sure, you could upgrade with an efficient Chevy Equinox, but you can also take simple steps to improve fuel economy in the vehicle you already have! Over time, this can save you serious cash, and all you have to do is tweak your driving a little bit. Interested? Keep reading.
The first step is to not speed. When you speed, you’re accelerating and decelerating frequently, which decreases your MPG’s. For every five mph over 50 you go, you’re paying roughly 10-20 cents more per gallon of gas.
Use your cruise control. It gets rid of any extra acceleration and deceleration that might happen when you’re driving on the highway, and keeps your vehicle moving at a consistent rate of speed.
Don’t idle your vehicle – find a place to park. Come to a full stop and then turn it off. Idling wastes a lot of gasoline and is also not so good for the environment.
If you have a storage box or bicycle rack on your roof, consider switching it to something that’s rear-mounted. With a bulky storage accessory on your roof, the aerodynamics of your vehicle decrease, which in turn decreases your mileage.
Be patient and focus on being safe as well. When you pay attention, you drive safely. (Though you should be driving safely all the time… just sayin’.)