Useful Tips to Save Gas this Summer on your Vacation Travels
Before Hitting the Road...
Get the junk out of your trunk
An extra 100 pounds reduces gas mileage by up to 2%.
Fully inflate your tires
Experts estimate a quarter of all vehicles run on underinflated tires.
Change your oil
Using manufacturer recommended grade of motor oil improves fuel economy by 1–2%.
Tighten your fuel cap
Save: 30 gallons/year.
One of the easiest possible ways to keep gas in your tank.
On The Road...
Slow down and save
Save: $14 by driving 60 MPH instead of 70 MPH
Each 5 MPH you drive over 60 MPH is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon.
Avoid aggressive driving
Speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking can reduce gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds.
Use cruise control
This helps maintain a constant speed and improves fuel economy up to 7%.
*Numbers based on 700-mile trip; 24 MPG vehicle mileage; $3.79/gallon gas price; and E.P.A. estimated savings.
Take a $20 bill. Now strike a match and watch the money go up in smoke!
You wouldn’t do that right? Yet many of us do something similar every time we drive. We fill up our gas tanks, then burn through extra fuel and money that we could be saving. The good news is that it doesn’t take much to start saving money at the gas pump.
Small changes in the way you care for your car and drive it affect fuel consumption in a surprisingly big way.
Eco-Driving is simply making smart adjustments in your driving and car maintenance habits that will save you money in gas and do good things for the region's environment too!
By tweaking your driving habits and adopting a few simple car maintenance tips, you can easily cut your fuel consumption and get more mileage out of your vehicle.
Getting 30 MPG instead of 20 MPG saves the average driver about $990 per year in fuel costs!
How to Save Green
Eco- Driving Calculator
Use this calculator from ecodrivingusa.com to find out how much you’ll save by driving green.
This initiative is based on a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and their successful Drive Green, Save Green program.