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Simple Tips to Save Gas

Posted by David  •  Aug 28th, 2005 2:20:21 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: Millencolin - Home From Home

Simple Tips to Save Gas

Here are a few simple tips that will help you get up to an extra 25 - 50 miles per tank of gasoline. This works out to about 1 - 3 gallons. At $3.00 per gallon that is as much as $9.00 per tank and if you divide that out you can lower your $3.00 / gallon to around $2.40 / gallon. If you are paying $2.50 you can get it down to just under $2.00!

  • Drive Slower: Driving fast uses more gasoline per mile, so instead of driving 5mph over the speed limit (like most of us do), drive 5mph under the speed limit. For a 20 mile trip at 60 mph it takes 20 minutes, and if you slow the heck down to just 50 mph, it still only takes 24 minutes! Amazing isn’t it how little difference it makes between 50 and 60 mph in time …quot; but it makes a huge difference in your fuel. Expect to save at least 2 - 3 mpg doing this alone.

  • Slow Acceleration / Low RPMS: Take off slow, don’t get in a hurry to get up to speed …quot; take your time. If you have an RPM guage try to keep it under 2,000 to 2,500 RPMs on acceleration (especially in the city).

  • Skip a trip: Pick one trip you would normally take and skip it. This alone can save lots of money and lower your overall cost by up to a dollar per gallon depending on the length of the trip.

  • Smooth braking: Yes, braking makes a difference. Don’t slam on your brakes.

  • Carpool: duh, this of course saves money.


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    anonymous Says:
    August 31st, 2005

    Just to make all you yanks feel good, try buying Gas in the UK....we call it Petrol!.....currently at around 90p per liter.......that is around $6.16 per US gallon!!!!!
    Sorry if I don't sound to sympathetic......anybody wanna take in a poor Jaguar driver%^&**(()


    david Says:
    August 31st, 2005

    6.16?! I cant imagine that...I would stop driving all together.


    chellie Says:
    September 03rd, 2005

    hey thanks for the comment on my site! those are some good tips, tho idk if i could drive 50 in a 55!! it would drive me insane!!

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