10 Easy Ways to Save Money on Fuel – Not at the Pump

When we think of saving money on fuel we automatically think of cheaper fuel prices; but there are other ways to save money on fuel before even hitting the pump.

  1. Keep tires inflated properly
    • Underinflated tires waste fuel. You should check tires on a regular basis. This is simple and a potential lifesaver.
  2. A well tuned engine burns less gas.
    • The right parts and fresh oil keep your engine running smoothly which requires less fuel. Get regular tune-ups and inspections.
  3. Get the junk out of the trunk.
    • Did you know that for every 250 pounds your engine carries the car loses about one mile per gallon? So remove all the unnecessary items and carry only what you need.
  4. Find the cheapest fuel
    • Ok so this one is at the pump. Finding the cheapest fuel in your area can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
  5. Don’t top off the tank
    • We should all listen to this advice. Too much gas will just slosh or seep out so why waste the extra pennies? Those pennies do add up.
  6. Drive intelligently and slower
    • By making fast starts or sudden stops you are just overexerting your engine which burns extra fuel. Driving 55 mph instead of 65 mph can improve your fuel economy by two miles per gallon.
  7. Avoid long warm-ups/cool downs.
    • On cold winter mornings or hot summer afternoons your car doesn’t take more than a minute to get ready to go, so don’t waste the extra fuel by letting it run for five minutes.
  8. Combine errands into one trip
    • Before heading out you should plan your trip. Come up with the most efficient route and combine errands into one trip if possible.
  9. Tighten up the gas cap
    • Gas easily evaporates from the tank if it has a way to escape. Make sure your gas cap is on tight and if it is loose buy a new one.
  10. Buy a fuel efficient car
    • There are plenty of good options out there right now. If you are in the market for a new car factor in long term fuel costs.

To find out more ways to save money on fuel contact Sokolis Group at 267-482-6155 and talk with one of your fuel specialist today.

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