Become More Aware of Your Gas Mileage

by Justin Weinger on September 6, 2006

It’s amazing how easy it is for you to get better gas mileage by simply changing a few of your driving habits.  Now that it appears relatively high gas prices are here to stay, the more you get out of each tank of gas, the more money you’re going to save.

According to Daily Fuel Economy Tip, here are the five best ways you can increase your gas mileage by simply changing some of your driving habits:

  1. Watch your speed.
  2. Accelerate at a moderate pace.
  3. Reduce the amount of time your car is in idle.
  4. Clean out your trunk.
  5. Drive less!

If you were able to use the above tips to increase your car’s gas mileage (or reduce consumption) by just 15%, you could conceivably save hundreds of dollars per year.

For example, if you drive a car that has a 15 gallon tank and you fill up once per week, at today’s average price of $2.69 per gallon, you can expect to pay roughly $2,100 per year to fill up.

If you were to increase your fuel economy by 15%, which certainly isn’t hard to do, you would save $315 per year.

That’s not a bad chunk of change for just slightly changing a few of your driving habits.

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