Monday, July 10, 2006

How to improve your gas mileage (without buying a new car)

A post in Autopia today mentions how easy it is to tweak your vehicle and increase its gas mileage. The author added 3 mpg just by increasing his tire pressure. And simply changing your driving style can have a dramatic effect: 10%, according to Autopia. The EPA site claims that the mileage boost can be as high as 33% at highway speeds.

According to this article, another way to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency is to keep it clean.

Believe it or not, that layer of dirt on your exterior creates drag that, over long distances, hurts your miles-per-gallon count.
More tips on improving gas mileage--replete with estimated gas savings--can be found here.

via Autopia


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