What can you do to reduce your gas consumption?
- Conserve - car pool, use public transportation, eliminate or limit unnecessary trips.
- Keep your vehicle well maintained for better fuel economy – full tires (air is free at Stewart’s), regular oil changes using the correct viscosity oil, regular changes of air & fuel filters
- Drive the speed limit - every mile per hour you drive over 55, decreases your fuel economy.
- Use Cruise Control whenever possible.
- Refrain from using air conditioners (decreases economy by 21%), use flow-through ventilation instead.
- Reduce idling time.
- Reduce unnecessary energy use: turn off vehicle utilities such as heaters, air conditioners, radio, etc. that are on prior to the starting of the car. Leaving them on puts a greater strain on the starting of the vehicle, and leads to inefficient gas usage.
- Accelerate gently & steadily, jack-rabbit starts can decrease economy by up to 12%.