Friday, December 9, 2016

How to Save on Gas

During the holidays, you want to save money so you can use it on gifts and other things. One thing you can do to save money is make sure you are taking the precautionary steps to save on gas. It’s also better for the environment, not just your pocketbook. We seem to go a lot of places during the holidays. There’s multiple parties and many different celebrations. If you are married you have twice as many places to go. These tips are really something you should do all the time, not just during the holidays.

Use your windows, heat and air conditioning only when you need it. Just because it’s a little cold or a little warm, try foregoing the AC or heat. It can make you use more fuel. If you are in stop and go traffic, try turning it off.

Follow the speed limit. I know that is a law but it can also save on gas. The faster you drive, the more gas you use.

Try to limit how many errands you are going on. If you can get things you need at a certain store, just shop there. A lot of stores price match. If you are going to a strip mall with a couple different stores. 

Park in one spot and walk to all the stores. If you are going somewhere close, consider walking or riding your bike. Just because you have a car, doesn’t mean you have to drive everywhere.

Check your tires and make sure they are in good condition and have plenty of air in them. If your tires are low, your engine must work harder, so that means more gas.

Speaking of engines, make sure you get regular tune ups. The better your car runs the better gas mileage you get.

Remove excess weight. I know it’s easy to keep things in your trunk that you might not need. The weight can end up costing you more in gas. Take out those weights, the extra books you have or whatever it might be weighing it down.

Don’t let your car run while idling. If you are waiting for someone, turn the car off, unless it’s really hot or really cold. You don’t need to have the car running and wasting gas.  You should also make sure you aren’t revving the engine, sure it sounds cool but it’s wasting gas.

Hopefully, with these tips you can cut down on your gas usage. 

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