Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How To Save Gas

Good Auto Care Means Savings

One important factor in economic management is the general care of the car. Here are some basics that can help you get the most out of your vehicle, while saving your wallet.  

1)  Maintaining the vehicle's battery by keeping it fully charged and the ignition system in top working order, this help the car to  use less gas to start.

2)  Dirty, "gapped" plugs can waste 10 percent of gasoline.

3)  Do not let brake linings drag, which not only ruins the brake shoes, but it needlessly wastes precious gas.

4)  Have your carburetor cleaned and properly adjusted. You see the different immediatedly in savings.

5)  Air filters should be cleaned frequently.

6)  Engine timing is also very important, this can weigh heavy on your gasoline usage or should i say waste.

7)  Check your tires, have the proper pounds of air that the manufactor requires, check for wear and tear and make sure they are properly aligned.  Not just for saving you gas but also to protect you and your family from unforeseens accidents, like blow outs.

Save Gas and Money While Driving

To save money, plan your trip in advance.

1)  Instead of taking several short trips to different stores, why not line up several stops to be taken and manage the whole thing in one trip?  And a bonus try carpooling. If only two people carpooled in the U.S  traffic congestion would be reduced by twenty percent and save over 500 million gallons of gasoline a year.  So get together with a friend or neighbor and plan a car trip, whether it is to the store to make groceries or a vacation.

2)  Driving the car aggressively can guzzle up a lot of gas, it can also speed up the need to get repairs on your car. That is one of the reason why a race tracks have auto repair personnel around to fix a car, because agressive speeds can cause wear and tear on your automobile, for example sudden stops and take offs. So drive with safely and your car in mind. Your wallet will be grateful.

 3)  If you plan a longer trip, gasoline will cost more often on the road than it does in the cities. So fill up before the trip. Prices vary from state to state because of taxes, so plan your trip well.

There are many other equally effective suggestions. But when all is said and done, the key to economic management is to plan ahead.

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