20 Ways To Get Better Gas Mileage

Nobody likes losing money that could’ve easily been saved. Make sure that you’re getting the most out of your gas with these tips and preventative measures to ensure that your car is the most gas efficient it can be.

1
Keep tire pressure at the recommended PSI found in your owner’s manual. Check the pressure every month and adjust accordingly.

2
Tires with overly worn tread? Replace them to increase gas mileage and to keep you driving safely.

3
Make sure your tires are properly aligned to maximize your car’s MPG.

4
Reduce drag by removing excess weight. For every 10 pounds, fuel efficiency decrease 1 to 2 percent.

5
Keep track of gas mileage per fill-up. If your fuel efficiency suddenly declines, it could be a sign of engine problems.

6
Slow down. Moderate driving is one of the easiest and most controllable ways to save gas.

7
Cut your car’s idle time to less than one minute. Letting it run any longer uses more gas than turning it on and off.

8
Reduce gas evaporation by parking in the shade, especially in the summer.

9
Use your cruise control when possible on highways. Maintaining constant speed improves gas mileage.

10
Avoid stowing heavy cargo on your vehicle’s roof. It increase drag and reduces fuel efficiency.

11
Think before you brake. The more aggressively you stop your car, the more gas you use.

12
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, narrow your search to ones with gas mileage of 40+ MPG.

13
Purchase low rolling resistance tires to add 1-2 miles onto your mileage and potentially save $100+ on gas a year.

14
Don’t use premium gas unless your car requires it. The only difference you’ll get is the higher price at the pump.

15
Combine several short trips into one long one. Engines are most efficient when they are warmed up.

16
Improve your MPG up to 2 percent by using the grade of oil recommended in your owner’s manual.

17
Check your car’s mass air flow sensor (and replace if needed) to get more accurate measurements and better fuel economy.

18
Replace your car’s oxygen sensor after 10,000 miles for more accurate data and better gas mileage.

19
Replace old spark plugs to ensure proper engine ignition in the combustion chamber.

20
Change a dirty air filter to help increase MPG, especially on cars more than 10 years old.



What are your tips for getting the most out of your tank?