20 things You Can Do to Save Gas While Driving
1. Drive less
2. Warm up your car for shorter lengths of time
- Idling your car for anything over a minute wastes fuel and omits large amounts of greenhouse gas.
3. Buy gas early or late in the day
- Gas is cooler earlier in the day, and more dense. As temperatures rise, gas density falls and you get less of it when you pump.
4. Slow down and drive steady
- Driving fast increases drag, which increases fuel consumption.
5. Monitor when and how you brake
- Braking excessively wastes gas.
6. Turn off the engine
- Turn off your vehicle you are waiting, excess idling is a major waste of gas.
7. Eliminate wind resistance
- Remove unneeded car racks and carriers.
8. Avoid gas stations near the highway
- Gas stations near the highway are usually the most expensive.
9. Don't wait until your tank is almost empty to fill up
- You'll be stuck paying for whatever gas you can find nearby.
10. Monitor your tires
- Under-inflated tires tend to wear out quicker and waste gas.
11. Tune the engine
- A properly tuned engine uses less gas.
12. Change filters
- Clean filters help to keep cars running more fuel efficiently.
13. Use the correct motor oil
- Using the wrong motor oil can cause the engine to work harder and waste gas.
14. Turn off the A/C
- Using you're A/C too much can make your car a gas-guzzler.
15. Drive a manual
- Manual transmission cars are more fuel-efficient than automatic transmission.
16. Manage your speed
- Use cruise control whenever possible to manage your speed and conserve fuel.
17. Choose the best route
- The shortest route isn't always the most fuel-efficient way to go. Use the route with the least stop signs and stop lights.
18. Fill your gas tank near state lines
- Due to different tax rates, you may save a bundle just by crossing into another state.
19. Consider buying a fuel-efficient car
- Even several models of affordable non-hybrids can get 40 miles per gallon.
20. Download a gas app
- Using an app can really help you save at the gas pump - sometimes more than $0.20 per gallon.