Simple Tips To Help You Save At The Pump
The holidays are over and the bills are starting to come in. I hate that overwhelming feeling when you know you have to pay bills but aren't sure how that is going to happen. So, then I start to rack my brain on how to save a little so that I can get my finances in order.
I'm sure this isn't going to make a huge difference but it should help a little. And, at this point it's better than nothing.
According to Netscape.com, if you do these simple tips with your vehicle you could get an extra 5 miles per gallon of gas. I'll take it! Check out these simple yet effective tips!
· Monitor tires-- Underinflated tires or poorly aligned wheels waste fuel by forcing the engine to work harder.
(Let the tires cool down before checking the air pressure.)
Out-of-line wheels, as evidenced by uneven tread wear, should be aligned by a professional.
· Remove excess weight-- Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage.
· Consolidate trips and errands-- Also, try to travel when traffic is light so you can avoid stop-and-go conditions.
· Avoid excessive idling-- Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family.
· Observe speed limits-- Besides being dangerous, 75 mph really burns the gas.
· Keep your engine "tuned up--" A well-maintained engine operates at peak efficiency, maximizing gas mileage.
· Use windows and air conditioning wisely-- Your mileage should improve if you keep the windows closed at highway speeds,
since air drag is reduced. This is true even with the air conditioning on -assuming that the system is in good working order.
But turn the air conditioning off in stop-and-go traffic to save fuel.
I hope these tips help! But, don't ask me to check the air in your tires because I stink at it.