|Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips
||Avoid High Speeds
||As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.
||Do Not Accelerate or Brake Hard
||By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady acceleration and braking, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.
||Keep Tires Properly Inflated
||Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI, increases fuel consumption by 1%.
||Use A/C Sparingly
||When the air conditioner is on it puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used (by about 20%). The defrost position on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.
||Keep Windows Closed
||Windows open, especially at highway speeds, increase drag and result in decreased fuel economy of up to 10%.
||Service Vehicle Regularly
||Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low fluid levels.
||Use Cruise Control
||Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.
||Avoid Heavy Loads
||Remove the sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.
||Avoid Long Idles
||If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.
||Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle
||When buying a new vehicle examine the vehicle’s rated fuel efficiency. Usually choosing a small vehicle with a manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy.