Nowadays, many people opt to be smarter when spending money on their needs. Gas is one of the important commodities. We need to learn different ways on how to save gas effectively.
There are many factors that can affect how fast fuel is consumed. By changing certain ways that you drive, you will be surprised how it can save you money on gas.
Some drivers are fond of idling their car. Doing this will result in an empty tank in a shorter period of time. Turning off your engine if you’re waiting for more than 10 seconds is one way to save money on gas.
Minimize idling your car by turning off your engine when your vehicle is parked for more than 10 seconds. Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use, adding up to three cents of wasted fuel a minute. In the winter, most manufacturers recommend driving off gently after about 30 seconds. The engine will warm up faster being driven, which will allow the heat to turn on sooner, decrease your fuel costs, and reduce emissions.
Aggressive driving can also burn fuel faster than normal driving. If you want to cut cost on your gasoline expenses, you must avoid rapid acceleration and hard braking. Driving with speed of more than 50 miles per hour can also maximize fuel economy.
Take time to look for gas stations in your area that offer cheaper gas foe fuel savings.
In most regions, you will find the cheapest gas prices in the same areas. In major metro areas, this seems to be outlying suburbs. It is best to avoid affluent areas when looking for a cheap fill. People in these areas are less price sensitive, and the gas stations realize this fact. Not only that, the gas stations are located on more valuable land, and land taxes will be higher. They pass on these higher costs to customers.
Buy gas when the temperature is cool, like in the early mornings or in the evening. Always make sure to close the gas tank tight and avoid putting too much weight in the trunk.
Watch the video below for more tips on how to save money when driving.