3 easy ways to improve your fuel economy

July 21st, 2014 by

With today’s ever-changing gas prices, most drivers want to get a little more bang for their buck. The good news? There are plenty of ways to boost your car’s fuel economy. And, when you combine a few of these fuel-saving techniques, you’ll see your savings soar.

Break your bad brake habits
It pays to use your brakes sparingly. According to an article in Forbes.com, riding your brakes can cause excess wear and tear, and it can reduce gas consumption by 35 percent. Go easy, and you could see savings of $1.35 per gallon. 

Keep your tires inflated
According to www.fueleconomy.gov, keeping your tires inflated to recommended levels can improve gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent! Plus, it’s a lot safer, and it increases the life of your tires, too.

Sloooooww down!
Getting from Point A to Point B in record time isn’t always a good idea. Research by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory indicates that once you hit 50 mph, increasing your speed by 10 additional mph decreases your fuel economy drastically. In fact, driving at a speed of  80 mph instead of 70 mph can result in your car being as much as 26 percent less efficient!