If you're not ready to buy a more fuel-efficient car, you can still save money in a number of ways in whatever vehicle you drive. Cars.com provides the tips and dispels the myths.
Weight is fuel economy's natural enemy. Many airlines save money by not flying planes with a full fuel load, it burns too much to take off fully loaded. Your car is no different. Check less you travel with the more you save in fuel.
You can save fuel immediately in whatever you drive by going easy on the accelerator. Jack rabbit starts and full-throttle acceleration boost fuel consumption dramatically. It's all a matter of degree: Light acceleration saves more than moderate acceleration.
If your car is equipped with cruise control, use it on the highway. It keeps a steady speed and stops you from surging and then falling back.
Keeping your tires inflated properly and your engine running right is critical to efficient motoring. Underinflated tires can lower your fuel economy by full miles per gallon. (Get the proper inflation pressure from the sticker on your car's doorjamb or the owner's manual, and not the tire's sidewall.)
The light that’s is on in the dashboard
Even if your car seems to be running well, that Check Engine light could represent a dead oxygen sensor or some other emissions control problem that causes the vehicle to waste several miles per gallon.
Every year cars get faster and stronger a V6 from 5 years ago has the same power as a 4 cylinder today. Don’t buy more car than you really need.
With these tips we hope you can pass the pump more often.