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5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

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5 Tips On Making Your Car More Fuel Efficient

With gas prices sky high most individuals who drive are interested in ways
they can make their car more fuel efficient and save as much money as
possible. While there are no fuel saving tips that will keep your car full of
gas without filling up, there are some tips that really can help you save
money on fuel over the long run. All of these tips focus on making your car
more fuel efficient.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #1 Drive When You Crank Up This might seem obvious, but
as soon as you crank up your car you should drive off. However, many people
crank up and leave the car idling for a while. Instead of this, when you
crank up drive off and only keep your car running when it is absolutely

Fuel Efficiency Tip #2 Don't Ride the Break Many drivers hit the break more
often than is necessary. Additionally there are quite a few drivers that slow
down for a braking car when they could easily switch lanes. Not riding the
break can increase your fuel efficiency by up to 30%, so this is a great tip
you should follow.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #3 Turn Off Your Car If you are going to be stopping for
more than 10 minutes you should switch off your car to keep fuel efficiency
at its peak and not burn more gas than is necessary.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #4 Don't Turn Off Your Car If you are only stopping for a
brief moment or less than 5 minutes then don't turn off your car because the
amount of gas used to crank up is more than you would burn in that short
period of time.

Fuel Efficiency Tip #5 Inflate Tires Properly Too many drivers never think of
their tires, unless one goes flat. However, having tires that are properly
inflated can save fuel and make your car more fuel efficient, saving you
money. Because of this, you should check your tire pressure on a regular

While gas prices don't seem like they will be dipping considerably in the
next few months every tip to help you make your car more fuel efficient is
helpful. So, follow the above fuel tips and you will see that over time your
car really is more fuel efficient.

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