by Jay Stone

Having your tire pressures checked is a brilliant idea on how to save gas when you drive. You don’t have to do it every day, but once a week is good enough, provided the tires are in good working condition, you will not be wasting money doing it. At least, you certainly aren’t spending as much inflating the tires are you would on gas when you have to refill do often.

I hear there are electric cars out in the market already. I personally read an extract last year in which Honda committed to flooding the market with this great new product. Great. As yet they may be too expensive for the likes of you and I to purchase, but not for too long. Get one when the time and tide are right, and save yourself the cost of gas from now till whenever.

When you don’t understand your vehicle very well, you tend to push the poor thing too hard. When you start to look to save gas, you had better work on a better relationship with your car. Learn to listen to how it responds to your touch so that you know when to feed it more gas and when to let up. Ultimately, you are saving gas as you need to.

Smaller cars tend to burn less gas because they don’t work as much to get about as the big cars have to. If you can manage it, you could try using smaller cars and save yourself the extra cost of keeping the bigger one on the road. Use the large vehicles only when you absolutely have to. It only makes sense, and you know it.

When you must pack the loads, you must. However, once you are done, you should get rid of them. You may not have thought of it, but cars – machine though they are – can only take so much. Just like you need to eat more when you do more work, your car needs more gas when it carries more loads. The loads weigh down your car and cause you to spend more on fuel. Not good.

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