Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gas Saving Tips!

I found these tips online and thought we could all use a few gas saving tips:

 Skip the Drive-Thru: sitting in a drive-thru line for food, an ATM or whatever is a good way to burn gas. Just park and walk in. Not only will you save gas - you'll also burn a few calories!

Park Further Away: circling and maneuvering parking lots while trying to find the closest spot to the store is also a good way to waste gas. Just park further away and walk and you'll avoid the unnecessary circling.

Hang Up and Drive: talking on the cell can actually make you less aware of how you're driving. Try to focus on not breaking those gas-saving rules instead of jabbering away on the phone.

Check the Traffic Reports: taking a minute to check these before you head out may save you from sitting in traffic and wasting gas on your way to your destination.

Streamline Your Vehicle: things like bike racks, car top carriers and flags take away from how aerodynamic your car is on its own. Keep the add-ons to a minimum and reduce wind resistance and gas consumption.

Don't Lane Hop: switching lanes often means that you're accelerating and braking more often. Try keeping your lane hopping to a minimum

Tighten that Gas Cap: A loose gas cap makes it easy for gas to evaporate from your car. Protect those precious gallons, by turning your cap until you hear it click three times.
Shop at Home: Free shipping deals are easy to come by these days. Find what you need online, and let your car spend more time in the driveway.
Ditch the Attitude: Check your bad day at the car door. When you're under the influence of a bad mood you're likely drive faster and brake harder than you normally would
Park in the Shade: A cooler car means less need for air conditioning and less gas evaporating from your tank. To save even more, invest in a shade for your windshield and tinting for the rest of your windows

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