Angie’s List Top Tips to Boost Gas Mileage

Written by admin   // August 22, 2012   // Comments Off

1. Kick the tires: Make sure your tires are inflated properly. Keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure increases your mileage up to 3 percent. Look on the driver’s side door jamb or in your owner’s manual for your vehicles recommended tire pressure.

2. Sleep all day, drive all night: Consider driving to your destination during non-peak hours. Nearly half the energy needed to power your vehicle goes in acceleration. Unnecessary braking wastes that energy.

3. Save the limbo for the beach: Don’t get below one-eighth of a tank of gas. Your fuel pump is located at the bottom of the gas tank where sediment from gasoline can collect. The fuel pump can pick up the sediment, reducing your fuel efficiency.

4. Slow down: It’s tempting to race to your destination but speeding and rapid acceleration/deceleration decreases your gas mileage – it’s bad for your transmission too.


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