Car Care Tips -
Improving Gas Mileage
- You don't have to park your car to save on fuel costs. Attention to detail and modest changes to your driving habits can reap significant savings.When the cost of a liter of gasoline tops $1.10,many drivers began to seek alternatives. For some, trading the low mileage vehicle for a new high mileage vehicle seemed like a logical choice.
- Assuming you drive 24k km/year. Trade your perfectly good 13km p/L
vehicle and buy one that gets 8km p/L. In a year you will save 1153 liters of
fuel, or $1269 @ $1.10 per liter. If the cost new car is $25000, it will take 10
years of driving to break even. Not a choice for everyone. Consider this option. Keep your existing, paid for, cheap to insure vehicle and make some simple no and low cost changes: Correct tire pressures will definitely help mileage when compared to tires that are under inflated. (This is true without regard to political allegiance). Consult the small print on the tire sidewall. It will list the maximum pressure allowed for that tire. On many newer tires that pressure might be as high as 44 psi or more. Check your owners manual or ask your service professional for specific recommendations. Proper balancing and alignment will allow the car to roll with less resistance as well as prolong tire life.