GAS SAVING DRIVING
HOW TO INCREASE GAS MILEAGE
Want to know how to increase gas mileage just by changing some driving habits? According to the
U.S. Department of Energy Efficient Driving Pages
, you really can reduce fuel consumption by over 30% by applying a few easy to use driving tips.
DOE Fuel Economy Tips
page offers more practical fuel economy tips.
General Motors Fuel Economy Tips
page shows both driving and maintenance tips that can help you maximize fuel economy from the car you drive now.
And last but not least, Edmunds Gas Saving Driving Tests
puts some of the gas saving advice to the test (Test #1 is a real eye opener).
There are hundreds of energy web pages with tips on how to increase gas mileage. To simplify things we have condensed that information into five easy to remember energy fundamentals. At first glance, they may sound a bit simplistic, but fundamental principals are written to be simple, and reveal profound truths.
Fundamentals also create easy to remember categories. As you browse through them you will see a number of ways you can apply these fuel friendly fundamentals to your search for ways to increase gas mileage.
THE FIRST FUEL FRIENDLY FUNDAMENTAL:
Your car uses the least amount of gas when it's parked (with the engine off, of course). Or -
How to Improve Gas Mileage by Not Using Any - Part I
A closer look at keeping your car parked:
How to Improve Gas Mileage by Not Using Any - Part II
THE SECOND FUEL FRIENDLY FUNDAMENTAL:
Your car wastes the most energy when it is stopped with the engine running; your miles per gallon drops to zero. Or -
How to Increase Gas Mileage by Shutting Off Your Engine
THE THIRD FUEL FRIENDLY FUNDAMENTAL:
When in motion, your car uses the least energy when coasting. Or -
How to Improve Gas Mileage by Keeping Your Foot Off the Gas
THE FOURTH FUEL FRIENDLY FUNDAMENTAL:
When in motion, your car uses the most energy when accelerating. Or -
How to Increase Gas Mileage by Relaxing
THE FIFTH FUEL FRIENDLY FUNDAMENTAL:
A properly maintained vehicle uses less energy than a poorly maintained vehicle. This subject is detailed on the
Gas Saving Car Care