There are many reasons to want a greater gas economy for your vehicle: more money in your wallet, longer time between fill-ups, reduced pollutants. Though every vehicle's fuel economy is limited, how you drive, where you go, and the condition of your vehicle all factor into how many miles you can get out of a tank of petrol. To help you stretch your gas money, we've compiled a list of 7 practical techniques that can help you travel more miles between fill-ups. 

Slowing down is the greatest method to conserve gas. Above 50 mph, gas economy drops dramatically. Also, abrupt braking and quick acceleration should be avoided. Instead, practice defensive driving and utilize cruise control on the highway to maintain a constant pace. (It'll be better for your tires, transmission, engine, and brakes as well!) Tires that are under- or over-inflated are not only dangerous, but they also reduce your MPG (mpg). Properly inflated tires may enhance vehicle handling and treadwear while also increasing gas efficiency by up to 3%. To ensure that your tires are at the proper pressure, check your tire pressure on a regular basis (at least once a month). 

It used to be recommended that you wait a few minutes for the engine to warm up before driving. However, with today's fuel-injected engines, this is no longer the case. When you drive, the engine warms up faster than when you sit. And if you're going to be stopped for more than 30 seconds, it's typically a good idea to switch off the automobile. Depending on engine size and air conditioner use, idling might consume a quarter to half gallon of gasoline per hour. It also wastes money and pollutes the air. The less items you bring, the more money you'll save! You'll lose even more mpg if you run out of room in the car and utilize a roof rack or luggage carrier. A roof rack or baggage carrier, even when empty, generates wind resistance, which reduces fuel economy. To make your automobile more fuel-efficient, empty the car entirely and remove any additional storage as soon as you come home from your next long trip.

On a hot, humid day, cold air rushing through the vents feels like bliss. However, using the air conditioner in hot weather can reduce your fuel efficiency by more than 25%. Rolling down the windows may seem like a smart idea, but it's not always the case; traveling at high speeds with the windows down causes drag, which reduces gas efficiency. In general, the greatest way to save money on gas is to open the windows when you first start your car and keep them open when travelling at speeds of less than 45 miles per hour. Roll them up and switch on the A/C after you've reached highway speeds. Plan your activities and events ahead of time to reduce the amount of time you spend driving with a cold engine. When the engine is warm, it burns fuel more efficiently, so combine trips to the grocery shop, dry cleaner, and gas station. You may also avoid congested commute periods and spend less time stuck in traffic if you plan beforehand. Maintain your vehicle's regular maintenance to get the most fuel efficiency. Regularly replacing air filters, spark plugs, engine oil, brakes, and other maintenance items helps to improve gas mileage and overall vehicle performance.

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