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Gas Mileage Tips

Drive sensibly
Agressive Driver

Save 10% to 40% by avoiding speeding and aggressive accelerating and braking.

Obey the speed limit
65 mph sign

Each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph can lower gas mileage by 7% or more.

Keep your engine properly tuned
Man and woman looking under hood

Fixing an out-of-tune engine can improve its efficiency by 4% on average.

Avoid hauling cargo on your roof
Man and woman looking under hood

A roof-top cargo box can reduce fuel economy from 2% to 17%.

Use the recommended grade of oil
Adding oil to engine

Using the wrong grade of motor oil can lower mileage by 1% to 2%.

Remove un-needed cargo
Exta cargo in back of SUV

An extra 100 pounds can lower gas mileage by about 1%.

Reduce idling
No idling road sign

Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour. Turn off your engine when you are stopped and not in traffic.

Keep tires properly inflated
Woman checking tire pressure

Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.2% for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.

Combine trips when possible
Woman shopping for a car

You'll drive fewer miles and drive less while the engine is cold and inefficient.

Use cruise control
Cruise control lever

It helps you maintain a constant speed, which can save gas.