Considering shelling out for a hybrid because you want better gas mileage? Before you give up on your current ride, try some of these tips to get more fuel economy without spending a dime.
Accelerate Slowly: The faster you accelerate, the more energy your car needs to expend in less time. Instead of accelerating quickly, gradually increase your speed; driving isn’t a race!
Coast More Often: You’ll need to accelerate more often if you use your brakes to stop a lot. Instead, trying coasting around turns or “riding the light” (coasting towards a red light so you won’t have to stop before it turns green).
Regular Maintenance Is Key: Okay, so we lied when we said you didn’t have to spend a dime. Keeping your engine functioning at the top of its game as well as keeping your tires properly inflated are only a few things that contribute to getting better fuel economy.
Avoid Rush Hour: The start-stop of bumper-to-bumper traffic is a death sentence for your gas tank. Try leaving a little earlier than usual to avoid the rush.
Clean Out Your Car: When your car weighs more, it needs more fuel to move the same speed. If you have a lot of junk in your trunk, try cleaning it out to reduce the amount of energy needed to move your vehicle.
If you implement these tips in your daily driving routine, you’re sure to get better gas mileage in no time.