Learning Center / How to Improve Your Fuel Economy


Burning through the gas in your car while attending to your daily activities can become frustrating. It may become rather annoying when you realize your tank is almost empty two days after you refilled. Here are some helpful ways you can improve your fuel economy, save money and make fewer stops at the gas station.

Remove Excess Weight

Remove unnecessary heavy objects to get rid of excess weight. Do not carry cargo on the roof of your car when possible, as all of that weight will drag down your vehicle and decrease fuel economy. You will save gas and money by removing your external cargo container when not in use.

Use Cruise Control

Using cruise control as you drive on the highway will be very helpful in improving your fuel economy. You will be able to save gas by maintaining a consistent speed, while taking pressure off the driver to maintain a speed that best preserves gas.

Drive Wisely

Driving sensibly will help you become more fuel efficient on the road. You waste gas when you speed, accelerate rapidly or slam on the breaks. Careful driving will prevent accidents from occurring, saving lives in addition to gas money.

Do Not Keep Your Car on Idle

Do not idle your car for long periods of time. Depending on the size of your car’s engine and how much energy the air-conditioning uses, idling your car can use anywhere between a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour. In the future, make sure you turn off your engine when you park your car.

Plan Out Your Commute

See if you can create a work schedule that avoids rush hour traffic. You may have to leave for your morning commutes a half hour earlier to avoid sitting in traffic, which wastes time and gas as you head home for the day.

Use Public Transportation

Use public transportation for your daily commute instead of your car, when possible. By taking the train or bus you will save gas and prevent wear and tear on your car.

Consider a Hybrid

A hybrid is a smaller and more fuel-efficient car that combines an electric motor and gasoline engine. When a huge portion of your car’s fuel runs on electric power, its fuel economy will dramatically increase. Hybrid cars are also great for the environment, because they release less carbon emissions into the atmosphere than vehicles that are solely powered by gasoline.

Increase Your Tire Pressure

Increasing your tire pressure can help your car get better gas mileage. To make sure you conserve as much fuel as possible, check your tire pressure every other time you fill up at the gas station.

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