Do you travel for miles to avoid wasting a few coins on the price of gasoline? Do you think hard about driving somewhere, afraid of what you'll have to pay to refill the tank, with fuel prices going up all the time? For a last resort you could sell the car and get a bicycle, but before then there are several ways you can make things better.
Actually, there are several easy things, which also tend to be free, that can be done to reduce fuel consumption. When do you remember to check your tire pressure? Under-inflated tires lead to elevated fuel consumption, so you can save gas by just making certain that your tires are at the right pressure. All you need to do is to get a tire gauge and check your tires regularly, so that you can save gas, free of charge. It's worth knowing that what you spend on the fuel you get is affected by what time of day you stop to refuel.
Fuel is sold by the volume, and since liquids expand as they heat up, logic would tell you to buy the gas at the coldest part of the day, you will get the best deal. Early mornings are often cold, so purchasing your gas then allows you to save gas while avoiding the risk of traffic jams. You will find websites that are able to tell you which filling stations have the cheapest gas, but if you have to go far out of the way to get it, the purpose will end up being defeated. Quite a few people prefer to wash their car because they like the way a clean car looks, but did you know that washing your car can save you fuel.
A clean car or truck can cause less drag, just like swimmers shaving off all of their body hair, or skiers wearing skin-tight racing suits, to go faster. Convert the cleaning up of the car into a fun family thing. When the weather is adequately warm, children love playing in the water. So now, you recognize the engine-revving that teens - not you, of course - do at stop lights? What's sobering is that you use the equivalent amount of fuel as driving for a mile if you ever rev your engine 15 times. Doesn't sound like much, until you practice it on a constant basis. You may recall that when ever notice yourself with a car with an empty gasoline tank.
Most likely can't stand taking your vehicle in to get it serviced, but it is a good idea, if you want to get the best gas mileage. It's actually a trade-off in the short term, between the extra gas you pay for whenever the car isn't running optimally, and the amount you pay to have it serviced. It is truly essential to have new spark plugs, fresh and clean air filters, and clean oil, in addition to an oil filter.