With the price of gas going higher and higher, using less gas only makes good sense. The following techniques can
help you reduce the number of trips to the gas pump:
- Lighten up. Don’t carry heavy, unnecessary items in your car, and remove accessory racks when you’re not using them.
- Drive the speed limit. Many areas in Columbia have stoplights timed to turn green for cars moving at the speed limit. Speeding puts you out of sync with the timed lights. You use more gas idling at and accelerating from the lights. It’s also a way to be considerate of your neighbors by not speeding.
- Minimize passing. When you speed up to pass another car, you use more gasoline — only to slow down to fit back into traffic.
- Check your tires. If tires aren’t rotated per manufacturers recommendations or properly aligned and inflated, fuel efficiency can be reduced.
- Shift gears appropriately. Generally the higher the gear, the less fuel you use.