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What Can I Do To Get Better Gas Mileage? Slow Down!

By Edited Dec 29, 2013 1 0

Reduce Gas Costs

You aren't alone in your disappointment over gas costs these days. Coupled with the disappointment over gas costs, a lot of people feel hopeless. What could you do to reduce gas costs? It isn't as if you could quit driving totally to send a message about how you feel on gas costs. That might be right, however there are several steps you can take to cut back your spending on gas.

While the cost that you spend on gas per gallon might be clearly beyond your control, the amount of fuel that you use is a thing that you could control. You could perform this using some methods, like purchasing a more gas efficient vehicle, or staying at house rather than driving around so much. Nevertheless, for people who don't want to purchase a brand new car or who couldn't just stay home forever, what choices do they have? One of the easiest options, will be something that you can do very easily. To put it simply, you could slow down!

When people consider slowing down their driving, they're primarily considering either avoiding speeding tickets or becoming safer drivers. While it's a fact that going slower provides these 2 crucial advantages, you could also save a lot of gas by slowing down your speed, both in city and on the road.

A lot of people use up too much gas as they drive inside the city. They accelerate, although a red light is ahead, or somebody in front of them is slowing down. If you could take your foot off the gas and coast a little bit, you could save some fuel and avoid the need to rapidly brake when you get to where you've to stop. This means you could save gas along with your braking systems. You never know, you may be coasting when the light turns green, so that rather than starting from a dead stop, you'll begin to speed up with some momentum already built up. This also will help you save gas.

Much more gas could be saved on the road. While your driving style in town could boost or decrease your fuel usage, it doesn't affect your fuel usage as significantly as does your speed on the road. You could save a lot of gas by driving at 55 miles-per-hour instead of 75 miles-per-hour, for example. How much? Estimates range between as low as 20% to all the way up to 30%, however either way, that's a significant amount of gas.

When you estimate the cost of gas at this time, it really does pay to decelerate a little on the freeway, interstate, or highway. Once more, not only would you save on gas costs, however, you'll also avoid traffic tickets if you drive at lower speeds.

It could be challenging to decelerate when driving, particularly if you're used to driving quite fast, or if you're impatient. Don't forget, if you aren't running late for something important, you don't need to race to your desired destination. Doing so will only cost you gas, which in turn will cost you money.

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