Save Money on Driving
Inflate Your Tires
Keeping your tires inflated will save you money on gas. Tires that are low in air pressure cause your engine to work harder and waste more gas. Refer to your car's instruction manual to find the optimum tire pressure.
Change Your Oil When Needed
Standard convention says to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Often, this isn't necessary as oil lasts longer today than it used to.
Improve Your Driving Techniques
You can improve your car's fuel milage by employing some simple driving practices.
- Minimize braking and allow your car to coast whenever possible
- Don't accelerate quickly
- Turn off the car instead of idling
- Open the windows at low speeds but use the air conditioning for higher speeds
Clean Out the Trunk
Remove any unnecessary items from the trunk or backseat to reduce the car's weight.
Save on Gas
Use a website like GasBuddy to find the cheapest gas prices in your area.