Every frugal driver is happy to see that vehicles are becoming more and more efficient, meaning fewer stops to the gas station and fewer swipes of the credit card. But did you know that there are things you can do to save even more on gas? Improving your fuel efficiency is as simple as a few, quick steps.
Every time you accelerate, and likewise when you come to a complete stop, you’re using more gas than if you were coasting at a consistent speed. To save gas in heavy traffic, drive with the flow rather than speeding up and slowing down. Finding a steady speed will get you to your destination in the same amount of time while improving your fuel efficiency.
Maintain Your Tire Pressure
One of the reasons you should keep your tire pressure at its suggested PSI is for better gas mileage (the other reason being your safety). Low pressure has a negative effect on fuel economy. Be especially conscientious of your tires in the winter, when cold weather causes the pressure to drop.
This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but it’s worth repeating. Combining trips and cutting down on the amount ground you cover will definitely save you money on gas in the long run. It might seem like a negligible amount, but you know what they say—a penny saved is a penny earned!