Cut Your Gas Costs
How to ease your pain at the pump.
Slow DownWhen it comes to putting a cap on gas guzzling, how you drive is almost as important as what you drive. Fuel economy suffers at speeds higher than 60 and drops like a stone above 70, says Chris Grundler of the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Adds Richard Beard, an associate professor at Utah State University who researches fuel efficiency, Slowing from 70 to 55 can increase your miles per gallon by 15 percent. Putting the brakes on jackrabbit starts (stomping on the gas after a red light) cuts use by 25 percent, says Grundler, and cruise control also saves fuel. Limit use of gas-chugging air conditioners and defrosters, and unload extra junk, since you lose one mile per gallon or more for each 300 pounds, notes Beard. Avoid idling, he advises: One minute of idle is almost equal to starting the car. Finally, leave the car lot with the best gas hoarder by consulting before you buy.
Next: In the Garage
Most Popular Galleries
“Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the...”
It may still be colder than a winter’s bone outside, but that doesn’t mean we’re...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
A Brooklyn tattoo artist sparked controversy this week after posting a picture ...
If you caught a case of office envy after touring Ruby Press' Berkeley Digs...
from POPSUGAR Home
Ottolenghi is a lucky man. Read more: Tastemakers , Ottolenghi ...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
Earth tones are rich, warm colors, comfortable to be around. Equally suited t...