Looking to go farther for less money? Check out these fuel-saving tips to help you make the most of each mile.
1. Lose Weight
If youíve got a trunk full of items you donít need for each trip, leave them behind. The less your car weighs, the less gas you need to move it.
2. Ease into the Breeze
Roof racks can be a drag Ė at least from a wind-resistance standpoint. If you can carry your load inside your car instead of on top of it, youíll save more in the long run. And in the short run.
3. Get Pressured
Low tire pressure can result in high fuel costs. Check your tires often and maintain the recommended air pressure.
4. Get in Tune
Make sure your car is good health. Dirty air filters, worn tires, and clogged fuel filters can all lead to increased fuel consumption.
5. Keep Your Cool
Itís best to buy gasoline during the coolest part of the day. Gas, which is sold by volume, is at its densest during this time. Usually, early morning or late evening is the best time for filling up.