Sunday, September 14, 2008

7 Ways for Stretching your Gas Tank

Go Easy on the Pedals: Jackrabbit driving is a killer when it comes to bruning fuel. Remember that slow and steady wins the race in more ways than one.

Avoid Long Idles: The bottom line is idiling burns more gas than restarting your engine.

Drive the Speed Limit: The higher the speed, the more gas your car will use.

No Junk in the Trunk: Clean out your trunk and the rest of your car for the matter. Excess weight bogs down your vehicle causing it to burn more fuel.

Use Overdrive and Cruise Control: Most automatic transmission have these features. If you drive a stick, consult your owner's manual about the recommended RPM's when shifting.

Keep Tires Inflated and Aligned: Believe it or not, frequent alignments and keeping your tires inflated to the proper amount will save you gas.

Honor Your Scheduled Maintainence: Scheduled maintainance is designed to help your car run as efficiently as possible.

Provided by The KEY Team - Preferred Title Professional:
Teresa Hollenbeck
Commonwealth Title, Bellevue, WA
Direct: 425.221.0066

No comments: