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The price you pay for your automobile is the first in line of many other expenses you will put toward the car. From auto repairs to your weekly gasoline fill-ups, it seems to never stop. The most common and frequent car expense everyone has to endure is buying gasoline.

When it comes to fuel economy, there are many tips you can use in order to make a big difference. Both before you get on the road and while driving, here are some important notes to keep in mind:

Before Driving

  • Buying gas at certain times of the day actually matters. Try purchasing gas at the coolest time of the day as this is when gas is the densest. You will be able to get more out of the volume.
  • Each vehicle’s manufacturer recommends a type of motor oil. Following these suggestions can increase your gas mileage up to 2%.
  • If you have unused excess weight in your car, it should be removed. The more weight in your car, the worse the fuel mileage you will get.
  • Be sure that your tires are properly inflated. Correctly inflated tires can reduce fuel consumption from up to 3%.
  • When you start your car, plan on driving right away. Try to not wait more than 45 seconds before actually driving.

When Driving

  • The faster you drive, the more gas that you will use. You can actually save up to 21% more gas mileage at 55 miles per hour versus 10-15 miles higher.
  • Fun fact: Driving at the legal speed limit increases your chances of hitting green lights. The less you have to stop or slow down, the more fuel you will save.
  • Avoid rough roads as much as possible.
  • Keeping windows or your sunroof closed helps decrease resistance and in result helps reduce your gas mileage up to 10%.

There surely more steps you can take to increase your car mileage but following these tips is a great start. Keep them in mind and you may notice a difference to how much a full tank of gas can take you.

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