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I Improve My Gas Mileage Almost 40% – Without Spending A Dime!

By Melanie Beckhart

I learned to improve my gas mileage by nearly 40% – without spending anything extra to do it! It didn’t cost me anything, but I end up saving almost half of what I used to spend on gas!

The first step to improve gas mileage is to figure out just how many miles you are getting already. This is done with a simple gas mileage calculator. By dividing the number of miles driven by how many gallons used, you’ll come up with an accurate gas mileage.

Now I can improve my gas mileage. The first step is basic core maintenance. By simply checking might air filter and wail, I can boost my gas mileage by as much as 10%. Dirty oil makes the engine run hotter and harder, using more gas.

I can further improve my gas mileage another 5% by making sure I have a clean air filter. Clogged or dirty air filters interfere with the oxygen in my engine needs. This results in poor combustion and uses more gas.

a simple but effective way to improve my gas mileage is by handing properly in late its tires. Improperly inflated or low tires, create more friction in order to roll. This causes the engine in to work harder in order to move the car forward. By simply checking my tire pressure whenever I fill up my tank, I get a significant gas mileage improvement.

I can also improve my gas mileage by reducing the weight in my car. My mileage goes up by 1% for every 50 pounds I take out of the car. This makes for a good excuse to clean the trunk and backseat.

I get my biggest gas mileage improvements with changes in my driving habits. scheduling my errands so that I can combine them together, and of waiting unnecessary driving during rush hour, means less idling, last stop and go traffic, and less congestion. Rush hour driving is extremely inefficient.

That is how I and prove my gas mileage by almost 40%. Simply maintaining my car, and employing some common sense and a little planning goes an awful long way. By combining these steps, it means I have to fill up my car. Only half as often as I might have otherwise. That comes down to a tremendous savings, no matter how you look at it!

The author is researching the field of Catastrophic Health Insurance career training, as well as Teachers Aide programs for upcoming articles.

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