Category Archives: Driving Habits

How To Improve Gas Mileage In Any Car

There are many ways to improve gas mileage when we drive our car, truck, RV or other vehicle but most of us do not take advantage of them. Why do we not take advantage of them? It usually means changing our habits or changing the way we like to drive.

How To Improve Gas Mileage With Proper Maintenance

Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about. We all know that if we drive on the interstate at a slower speed we will improve gas mileage. If the speed limit is 70 MPH (miles per hour) many of us drive over 70 and just a few of us drive under 70 MPH. Its a known face that if we drive slower that our gas mileage will go up. For most of our vehicles we find we get our best gas mileage between 55 and 60. Do we slow down and drive 55 to get that better gas mileage? I know I do not and I bet that you don’t either. I rarely see anybody going very slow on the interstate by my house. I-12 has a 70 MPH limit and people fly past me if I go slower than 70 and if I was to slow down to 55 MPH it would cause a traffic backup when it is the rush hour.

Most people are just like me when they drive, they usually go the speed limit or just over it by a couple of miles per hour. I would like to improve gas mileage just a few miles per gallon of gas but change my driving habits, I don’t think so.
 

How To Improve Gas Mileage

Here is a list of driving habits that usually will improve gas mileage.

  • Slow down on the interstate
  • Coast to the stop sign or red light
  • Take off from a dead stop like you have an egg under your foot.
  • When passing someone do it slower, don’t stomp the accelerator.
  • Buy higher grade of gas
  • Buy higher octane gas.
  • Use a gas additive that increases your octane.
  • Use oil weight designed for your car.

If you are like most people you are not going to do any of the above with the exception of maybe using a gas additive. Gas additives usually help clean the fuel injectors and other parts of the engine that delivers and ignites the gas. Some increase the octane of the gas but when it comes to seeing an increase in gas mileage it is almost null or little to no increase.

Simple Fixes To Your Car For Improved Gas Mileage

You may have things wrong with your car that is affecting your gas mileage and you do not even know it. Simple things like a dirty air filter. The video below will explain some of these simple things that you can correct very easily.

Improve Gas Mileage Without Doing Any Of The Above

Yes, you improve gas mileage without changing your driving habits or doing any of the things listed above. You can also save money every time you fill up your tank.

How would you like to cut your vehicle maintenance cost?

That got my interest when I learned about how I can now improve gas mileage and make my truck run better and longer between maintenance. I tell you more about this later but for now you are probably wondering what I am talking about.