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The best way to save on fuel is to not use it at all - ride a bike, use mass transportation, etc. However, there is a rather large subset of the popul...
Inflate your tires to, at least, the maximum inflation pressure to reduce rolling resistance.Should you wish to go beyond, that is up to you. Personal...
Take everything out of your car.... Then put back only what you need. For those more daring, remove your emergency jack and spare tire and be sure to...
Keep your engine in Tune and use the lightest weight of oil as possible. In addition to friction, you also have to combat viscous forces. The thicker ...
That is, load placed on your engine. Avoid using the followingAir ConditioningDefrostersLoud Sound SystemsHeadlights (that means, try driving in the d...
Install a trip computer that can give you instantaneous fuel consumption feedback. Then, turn driving into a game - always try to beat your highest sc...
Assume you want to average 35mph. Start at 40mph and allow your vehicle to decelerate, in Neutral, to 30mph -- this is called the glide. Then, accel...
Avoid accelerating up hill. Try to coast up hill or, at the very least, maintain constant throttle (not speed). Then, while going back down the hill, ...
The instant you see a red light from a brake light or the yellow/red light from a traffic signal - take your foot off the gas and coast. It's no use s...
The best way to accelerate is by keeping your engine at peak torque. This means, accelerating too slow (as you may have been told to do) and accelerat...
Aerodynamics are important to a car. It's hard to make a car better aerodynamically - but it's very easy to make it worse.*Blocking your grille has pr...
If you didn't have brakes, you'd only go as fast as you needed to ensure you could stop at your next destination. That is, don't apply so much power t...
Find an online community to talk with and collaborate. There are plenty of people more experienced and knowledgeable than I.Personally, I'm fond of th...
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