Having been a driver for 22 years, I have seen the price of gas go up at an alarming rate. Things were so much easier back then, but the ongoing conflicts throughout the world and uncertainty in the markets have pushed prices up. Now more than ever we need 4 main driving tips to not only save gas but money as well.
The four main categories where you can save fuel is driving more efficiently, keeping your vehicle in the best shape, plan and combine your journeys, and finally purchase a more fuel-efficient vehicle. The first one is one of the easiest to do, and will be easy to adapt – I have. Changing how you drive can have a huge affect, so try not to speed off so fast, and try not to leave it to the last minute to brake.
If you know that you are coming up to a turning, take your foot off the gas beforehand and coast rather than brake too late and use up too much gas. Always remember to stick to the speed limits, this will have a huge affect on how much fuel you use. Over time you will start to play games with yourself to see just how much fuel you can save.
You always need to make certain that your car is fully serviced and is tuned. If you do not maintain your vehicle, then this will have an affect on how much fuel you use, not to mention about the damage that it can cause to your vehicle. Also make sure that your tires are pumped up to the correct pressures, if they are too low then your engine is having to do more work keeping the car going. We have a few more tips on this here or maybe from these 2011 government guidelines.
If you have to run an errand, try to do more than one at a time. So if you have to do grocery shopping, but then need to go for that doctors appointment, do the both when you are already out in your car. If you have to drive to work, then maybe you should see if a work colleague lives near you, then maybe you could share and take turns?
Our final tip would be to consider changing cars. Now if you only have to travel a short distance to work, then maybe you should consider an electric vehicle. However, if you have to travel that little further, then may we suggest a Hybrid or even a clean diesel.
We do hoe that these tips have been of a help to you?