1. Drive less. This is the most obvious tip, but the thing is, we do it anyway! Extreme forms of driving like; accelerating and breaking unnecessarily use up a lot of gas. Try not to put the pedal to the metal and instead subtle refinement is the key.
2. Get rid of extra weight. implicitly, the lighter the car, the less fuel it takes to maintain its speed. For every extra 100 pounds in the trunk, you lose 1% in fuel economy. Take a look at your car and ask yourself if you really need that humongous cargo box seat.
3. Follow the speed limit on you may get fined if you go too fast, but in return, you will be grateful if you have to pull up to the next exit. The 55 MPH speed limit is the most fuel-efficient speed to drive in most of the USA.
4. Don’t use the air conditioner. This one is almost impossible for everyone, but I’ll tell it anyway. When the weather is too hot, the A/C is way to expensive and uses up to 10-15% of fuel for normal operation. When the weather is too cool, the A/C will use more fuel, which is again not that great for your wallet.
5. Put money in your gas tank. When prices go to the highest level during summer, or coincide with a sharp rise in fuel prices, you will be glad that you’ve put 15-20 cents in your fuel tank every time you were forced to pump your gas. That’s $5-7 in profit depending on how much you drive. That’s $30-40 every time you fill your tank. That’s a great return on investment if you’ve read this far. I recently filled up my car and didn’t have to put any money in the tank because prices were expensive. Now I am forced to read this article, and by god I’ll never put gas in my car again. Thank god the prices are much more reasonable!
6. Use common sense. The guy next to you may be carrying around his wife and kids in the car, but you’ll never get rid of that guy; he’ll be driving his kids to school every day and working to provide for his family. You may also have a very caring neighbor who drops off his kids at your house every morning. But if they’re not wearing a seatbelt, you may want to start looking for somebody who isn’t as eager to work on a gritty problem.
7. You create a bigger problem using up more gas. Now I’m not in disagreement with you, when it comes to heavy metal items that are on the floor, or heavy objects in the back of your pickup, whatever it is that makes your vehicle work harder, you can use that time to clean out your truck. Open the truck window, start a jam jar and pick up one or two items left on the floor or on the back seat; take them out quickly and put them back in the vehicle (if they are cloth, wipe them clean so they don’t explode when you are moving the vehicle).
8. We used to carry nylon ropes in the glove box. Needles were a good idea until we gotikers and saw how rough our fingers and thumbs were become. Then we realized that we were beat up on just about every pick up we made. Plus, we couldn’t get them out of the truck bed, so we had to keep the rope with us in the glove box. I think we found another way to use them besides carrying them up and down the county for various jobs, we put them in the glove compartment in the middle of the driver’s seat for easy access.Another thing we did was put the rope and the hook dog around the fire hydrant and crank motor in the truck so it couldn’t move from the motor. Then each time we got a mile or so my spouse would get out and adjust the rode so the rope wouldn’t slip and she would have to put the dog in a little harness and crank the engine to keep from sliding.It was very handy and now we don’t have any auto safety rope.