Two easy ways to boost fuel economy

January 3rd, 2011 by

When it comes to auto care, most of us want to get more bang for our buck. Here are two easy ways to make sure you’re saving fuel.

Carpool – Many of us travel similar routes to work every day. By carpooling, you can cut your number of trips in half, which ultimately reduces wear on your car and enables you to spend less on gas each week. Ask around the office to see if there’s anyone who would be willing to set up a weekly carpool.

Consolidate errands – For starters, set aside one afternoon each week (or one lunch hour) to run errands. Then, take a look at the places you need to go, and plan your trip accordingly. Start at the north side of town and work your way south, for example. This way, you don’t retrace your steps and put unneeded miles on your car.