Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Getting the Best Gas Mileage

Filling up your car with gasoline can cost a lot nowadays so many people are trying to save money by buying vehicles based on their fuel efficiency and gas mileage. For those who can' buy a new car, there are several methods to improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Read on to learn how. 
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At the risk of stating the obvious, drive sensibly. Bad driving habits like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking waste gas. These can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Try to keep your driving speed at or below 60 mph. Driving faster than 60 mph can greatly lower your gas mileage.

While this may be a tall order for some speed freaks out there, it helps if you consider that you’ll end up paying an extra P0.20 per gallon for every 5 mph above 60 that you drive. By driving sensibly, you avoid these problems and make the road safer for you and other people.

If you have a big, heavy car, chances are it’s a gas guzzler. A heavy car means your engine has to work harder, The more work that your engine does, the more gas it needs to use. This is why a great deal of excess weight in your car can lower the gas mileage. Check your vehicle and remove any unnecessary items that you don't need.

You can likewise improve your gas mileage by 3.3 percent by keeping your tires  properly inflated. Under-inflated tires can reduce gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.

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