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Gas Mileage Tips

Drive sensibly

Agressive Driver

Save 10% to 40% by avoiding speeding and aggressive accelerating and braking.

Obey the speed limit

65 mph sign

Each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph can lower gas mileage by 7% or more.

Keep your engine properly tuned

Man and woman looking under hood

Fixing an out-of-tune engine can improve its efficiency by 4% on average.

Avoid Hauling Cargo on Your Roof

Vehicle with roof rack

A roof-top cargo box can reduce fuel economy from 2% to 17%.

Use the recommended grade of oil

Motor Oil

Using the wrong grade of motor oil can lower mileage by 1% to 2%.

Remove un-needed cargo

Woman shopping for a car

An extra 100 pounds can lower gas mileage by about 1%.

Reduce Idling

No idling road sign

Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour. Turn off your engine when you are stopped and not in traffic.

Keep tires properly inflated

Woman checking tire pressure

Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.

Combine trips when possible

Woman shopping for a car

You'll drive fewer miles and drive less while the engine is cold and inefficient.

Use cruise control

Cruise control lever

It helps you maintain a constant speed, which can save gas.