How to Save Gas in Your Vehicle Efficiently

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					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

• 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.

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