- Keep your car tires properly inflated
- Buy gas at night. Only fill your tank during the coolest time of the day?late evening or early morning. Gas is more dense in cooler temperatures. And since fuel pumps measure by volume, rather than by density, you’ll receive more gas for your buck.
- Use better driving habits. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.1
- Avoid hauling cargo and other large items on your roof and in the trunk. A loaded roof rack or carrier creates wind resistance and can decrease fuel economy by five percent.
- Avoid excess idling. It wastes fuel, costs you money, and pollutes the air.
- Use overdrive gears. They improve the fuel economy of your car when you’re driving on a highway.