Conserving fuel is the goal of many motorists especially at this time when the price of gas fluctuates and in most instances, continues to go up. There are several means of bringing down your expenses for fuel expenditures. You can consider some of these pointers which can really help you save gas: • Drive carefully and unhurriedly. You can save on fuel if you do not accelerate on the gas needlessly and follow speed limits. The only way to cut down on gas consumption is to stick to moderate velocity. At the same time, avoid driving your automobile suddenly forward or in reverse. This will simply lead to a waste of fuel. For those who own cars with automatic transmissions, the key is to increase speed at a gradual speed. This will enable the automatic gearbox to change to higher gear. • Use minimum or low-grade fuel if possible unless the vehicle engine needs premium gasoline. Using expensive fuel will not contribute to the performance of your car and just lead to a waste of financial resources. Go over your car owner's manual just to make sure and avoid serious damage to the engine. • Make sure that your gas cap is closed securely since covers that are loose or failure to put back the cover can cause evaporation of fuel in your tank. • Inspect the tire pressure regularly since tires that are not pumped with adequate air is often one of the reasons for poor quality miles per gallon. This is the fact: Tires lose air and temperature because of the passage of time. This is approximately one pound per square inch every month and the same for every ten degree fall. Tires that are not inflated properly have more resistance to motion so you need more fuel for combustion. • Tires should be checked especially during colder months because when you drive, the car heats up the tires inside and air inside. This intensifies pressure and reveals an erroneous reading. Purchase a tire gauge to check the tires each month and refer to your car owner's manual. • Check the air mesh since a clogged filter hampers air flow within the engine. This may spoil the vehicle's performance on the road and contribute to pollution. It is not difficult to inspect this component. All you need to do is hold it against the sunlight. It is important to replace this part if you cannot see the light passing through. • Drive smartly. However, do not let it run while parked in the garage or driveway. The car that is not running with the air-conditioning on utilizes more fuel. Stepping on the brakes abruptly also leads to more waste of gas. • Plan long trips way ahead so you will not waste time and fuel. It will be more practical to stay away from roads that are congested in traffic. The global positioning system navigator can help you figure out the quickest and shortest distance going to your destination.