More ways to save gas

  • Plan trips outside rush hour and peak traffic periods.
  • Avoid carrying extra weight: Every extra 100 lbs reduces fuel efficiency by 1%.
  • Avoid using the air conditioner in city driving.
  • On the highway, opening the windows reduces the aerodynamics of your car, so it's better to use the air-conditioner, but in slow start-and-stop driving, it's better to open the windows.
  • Park in the shade in hot weather if you can. Less gas will evaporate from the engine and gas tank.
  • Avoid "topping-off" and spills at the gas station. Spilled gasoline pollutes the air when it evaporates.

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Posted: 2008-10-03 15:29:45 | Category: Residential transportation | 

Modified: 01/24/2010