How to save on gasoline - tips for the most stingy

With the constant rise in gasoline prices, many have wondered: how can you save money on fuel? It turns out that it can be done without much effort.

Whether you drive an environmentally friendly hybrid or a heavy American SUV, you can easily save a good half of your fuel tank," says American automotive expert Aaron Gold, who offers 10 simple and proven ways to save fuel. If you try them in practice, says the expert, you will soon notice that you start to stop at the gas station less often. Of course, using each tip separately will not give much effect, so the approach to saving money should be comprehensive. If you have decided to save money, the first thing to do is to check the air filter. A dirty air filter restricts air flow inside the engine, which has a negative effect on its operation, and therefore on fuel consumption. It takes a couple of minutes to check and replace the air filter: remove it and hold it up to the light - if the light doesn't come through, it's worth replacing the filter. You should also use "light" low viscosity synthetic or semi-synthetic motor oils for your engine to save money. These oils reduce fuel consumption compared to traditional mineral oils with higher viscosity by up to 6%.Secondly, it is worth checking the tire pressure. "Soft" tires are, after a dirty filter, the most common factor that directly affects fuel consumption and which drivers ignore. The pressure should be checked when the tires are cold, because driving warms up the rubber and increases the pressure. In some cases, you can try to increase the pressure by 0.3 bar from normal. This will reduce rolling resistance, and although there will be high shock loads transmitted to suspension and body parts, the passengers will hardly notice it.To save fuel, you should drive slower, and that is the third tip. The quieter you go, the farther you will be. Try just for the sake of the experiment to drive for a couple of days without exceeding a certain speed. Maybe the first time you will feel like a turtle, but immediately you will see how much less often will have to stop for gas. Maintaining a constant speed minimizes the load on the car components, and therefore reduces fuel consumption. At rush hour cars have to either start sharply, or brake sharply, while trucks drive quietly without any sudden movements, crawling on the right side (and in Moscow and on the left side, too). Driving in a chain after some trucker will reduce fuel consumption, although for the health of this advice is more likely to be considered harmful.Fifth tip to save fuel - carefully use the accelerator pedal. A hard start is a sure way to waste fuel, as a hard press on the accelerator pedal pumps large amounts of fuel into the cylinders. You don't need to overdrive at low speeds, as the fuel consumption increases. You should also avoid sudden braking, especially in carbureted cars, where an excessive amount of fuel is sucked out through the idle jets. So always keep a close eye on the road so you can drop speed at the right moment. The following advice will add to life's discomfort, but what won't you do for money? So if you want to be frugal, get closer to nature: turn off the air conditioner, it eats from 5 to 20% of the fuel consumed, open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. It may be hotter and dirtier, but it will help to reach the gas station in case of emergency. And if you are afraid of sweating, but you are going to the place, where you have to be in full dress, just bring spare t-shirt or shirt.Give up tuning. Fancy disks are great and in some ways even useful, because the owner of the car starts paying more attention to the appearance of his car and to watch it. But the wider the wheels, the more aerodynamic drag they create, and it negatively affects the fuel consumption. Try not to change the serial wheels, especially if we are talking about a long trip - in long trips the effect of narrow wheels is very noticeable.Neroys spend more money on gasoline, so the frugal driver should always clean the car. The heavier the car, the more fuel it needs to haul your stuff to its destination. Therefore, you should periodically arrange a general cleaning in the car and throw out all the junk from the glove compartment and trunk. You also need to remove the trunk from the roof, if it has not been used for six months - it has a strong aerodynamic drag and eats a lot of fuel.Ironically, but to save money will allow you to drive an old car. Many people are still actively using their old car, even if they already bought a new one. And while the new car is bigger and prettier, it probably eats more fuel than the old crumb. Even though the old car looks worse, it will last longer. So do not throw away your old car that runs on cheap fuel - it may still be useful.And the last tip that will dramatically reduce the cost of gasoline - do not drive. Perhaps the suggestion is It may seem silly, but agree that the less you drive, the less gas you spend. Eventually, take the bus, the train, or switch to public transportation. Use the carpool scheme - share the car for necessary trips with relatives, friends, neighbors. Walking and biking are the best way to save both money and health. And every time, before you jump in the car - often just to get to the bakery around the corner - ask yourself: do I have to get behind the wheel for that? Everything has to be paid for. And so, having decided for economy of fuel, you doom yourself to slow driving in an old car with the switched-off conditioner and overinflated tires, which will absolutely precisely transfer the relief of the road to your back. But in the evening, when you get home and take off your sweat-soaked shirt, you can happily count the savings and buy with them something that usually thrifty people buy - something inexpensive but useful.

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