Simple tips to save on gas
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:18:50 GMT —
The pain at the pump continues to grow as we head into the summer months. There are a few simple tips from AAA that can really impact the fuel economy of your vehicle.
According too AAA's website divers should consider slowing down to get better mileage. "For every mile you drive above 55 mph, your fuel economy drops by 2 percent. And gas mileage tends to drop quickly at speeds above 60 mph. The EPA offers this rule of thumb: Assume that for every 5 mph you drive over 60 mph, you might as well be paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas."
There are also small up keep things any driver can do for their car. Make sure you change the oil when needed and have properly inflated tires.
AAA also recommends you lighten the load in your car. "Get rid of the junk in your trunk. Every 100 pounds in the trunk can reduce your fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent."
For more gas saving tips head to AAA's Gas Saving Tips website.