Gas prices continue to rise, here are some tips so you can get the most out of your gas tank.


  • Keep windows closed when traveling at highway speeds. Open windows cause aerodynamic drag.
  • But, operating the air conditioner on the maximum level can reduce your mpg by 5% to 25%, compared to not using it. Also, try to park your car in the shade so you won't have to keep the AC working as hard.
  • Properly inflated tires are safer, lasts longer, and improve your gas mileage by more than 3% per tire.
  • Slow down! Although vehicles reach their optimal fuel economy at different speeds, gas mileage usually decreases over 60 mph.
  •  Try to drive at a constant speed—both acceleration and deceleration waste fuel. 
  • Use cruise control when possible. The car's cruise control system's minor, more precise adjustments will keep your speed constant and save you fuel.
  • Wax your car and keep it clean. This will reduce aerodynamic drag, thus providing better mileage.
  • A clean air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as10%.
  • Perform routine maintenance.
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