Fuel Energy Saving Tips For Efficient Car Usage (part 1 Of 4)

With car fuels at its all-time highs these days, everyone wants to have a better mileage on your car fuel. These tips are compiled to give you at the 20 energy saving tips to efficiently use your car.

Buy a Hybrid Car. Hybrid cars are becoming popular today simply because it promises to get as much as 50 miles to a gallon. This will be a lot if computed on a yearly basis. You can start by checking out this website www.hybridcars.com. The site provides some inputs on how to buy, use, and maintain a hybrid car.

Buy a More Fuel-efficient Car. If buying for a new car, consider buying a car that gets more miles to the gallon than your current vehicle. You can always have a comparison between your current car and the car you

intend to buy. Other tips includes the difference between a manual transmission vs the automatic transmission. A manual transmission usually is more fuel efficient than the automatic transmission. This is because, a manual car with an override, a tachometer, or a shift indicator are able to save you up to 10% of fuel. But before making a decision, why not visit this website (www.epa.gov/greenvehicles). This site is designed to help you choose the most fuel efficient cars to meet your needs.

Correct tire pressures. Did you know that cars used up at least 6% more fuel when the tires are under-flatted? If you are not sure what the required pressure of your tires is, you should look for a label somewhere on your car tires
or manual to provide you with this information. You can also check it on the driver side or doorjamb, inside the glove box or inside the gas cap. If you find that the number is in range, use the higher number for your tire pressure. Also when the temperature of your surroundings drop, you should check your tire pressure because an average tires loses about one pound per square inch (psi) for every 10 degrees F drop in temperature.

Regular Change Oil. Your car’s manual specifically instructed when you change oil. Not only will it prolong the life of your car by reducing friction between the moving parts but also reduces the fuel consumption by 3% or more. Your car’s instruction manual will give you the recommended grade of motor oil. Always check the label of the motor oil you buy if it within the recommended motor oil as instructed by the manufacturer’s manual. Also look for the label that bears the “Energy Conserving” symbol. This simply means that the American Petroleum Institute (or other certification body) certifies that the oil contain additional friction-reducing additives that will improve your car’s fuel economy.


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