Time for a trim-down?

May 21st, 2012 by

Does your car need to lose some weight?

If you’re carrying around extra baggage, you could be paying more than necessary at the pump.

A simple science lesson: Heavier cars consume more fuel, so if you want to burn less, you’ll need to lighten your load. That means it’s a good idea to pare down when you can.

Taking a bunch of newspapers to the recycling bin? Go today. Don’t haul them around in your trunk for a week. The same goes for any other heavy load that may add excess weight to your vehicle.

Keep this in mind, and you may even be able to go a tad longer between fill-ups. In the course of a year, these small differences can add up!