Fuels costs tend to fluctuate, and you never know when the price to fill-up is going to break the bank. As such, it’s important to save on gas whenever you can by considering the following:
- Carpool or ride a bike to work to cut the car out of the equation completely.
- Lighten your car by removing heavy items from your trunk. This can help improve your car’s overall fuel economy.
- Avoid long idles. Idling for just one minute consumes the same amount of gas as starting your engine.
- Stay up to date on oil changes.
- Drive slower. You can improve your fuel economy by approximately 20 per cent by reducing your highways speeds.
If you are in the market for a new car, be sure to compare fuel economy ratings of the vehicles that interest you.