Monday, March 19, 2012
Saving Money on Gas
Turn off your car. If you will be sitting idle for more than 30 seconds, turn your car off. You will use less gas by turning your car back on then just sitting there keeping it running.
Turn off your air conditioner. This makes the motor run harder using more energy. In the summer park your car in the shade if possible. Roll the windows down a tiny bit to let the air circulate.
Brake less. Acceleration is what uses most of your vehicles gas. Keep a safe distance and try and maintain your speed. If possible, avoid heavy traffic and routes with lots of lights.
The lighter the better. Get rid of any unnecessary weight. Clean out your trunk and only keep in the car what you need.
Combine your trips. Try and run all your errands for the week at the same time.
Car pool or take turns with another adult when it comes to going to work or shuffling kids to games or practice.
Have any tips to share on reducing gas usage? This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip hosted here at Learning the Frugal Life.