Gas prices have been inching up and summer is coming with the normal price increases.Â I have read many things about how to save gas and get more miles to the gallon.Â Having your car in GOOD running condition can help.Â When was your last tune-up?Â Do you check your tire pressure on a regular basis to insure the correct pressure for your brand of tires?Â How about your driving habits? Do you accelerate quickly from a stop and race to the next red light?Â Move out slowly and save the brakes at the next stop.Â Obey the speed limit and this will help save a few gallons.Â The links in this paragraph are to a website for the United States Department of Energy at http://www.fueleconomy.gov/.Â It is loaded with tips and information.
Now to me, here is the big thing I am doing to save some gas.Â I am leaving the house five minutes early and driving 65 MPH on the freeway.Â I can see my miles per gallon increasing.Â When I used to live in Willcox, my wife would drive at 65 MPH and it would gain us one trip back to Tucson on a full tank of gas.Â That was an extra 80 milesâ€¦ we saw it happen!!
If everyone did the speed limit in town and traveled 65 MPH on the freeway we could have excess supplies of gas.Â I know 65 MPH is slow in todayâ€™s standards but it might only cost you five minutes of time, but how many dollars are you spending for that five minutes?Â I also feel safer at that slower speed.Â Why not try it?!?
Apr 10, 2007 No comments yet Share