Monday, November 1, 2010

Tips and Trick to Save Money While at the Oil Pump

How to save a few bucks everytime we get our cars pumped? It can be USD3 each timebut if you gassup at least 10 times each month, USD 30 isnot a bad amount!

Reading the following tips, I was grinning and at the same realized the reality in it. One good thing I can really not forget about this article is the "listening to your mom" part. It was put up cooly but it's indeed true! 

Work Cited
"Some Tips on Saving Money at the Pump." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) 21 Sept. 2008: 21.

Some Tipson Saving Money at the Pump
Here is the scoop on a few commonly floated gas-saving tips, courtesy of Energyand Environmental Analysis, Inc..
Sweat a Little
For a car with a four-cylinder engine, running the air conditioner decreases fuel economy by 20%, says K.G. Duleep, managing director at Energy and Environmental Analysis,Inc., a consulting firm in Arlington,VA.
Drive 55
Speeding up by just five miles an hour on the highway cuts your fuel efficiency by 7% to 8%, according to David Green, a research fellow at Oak Ridge.
Use That Pressure Gauge
A single PSI (pound per square inch) drop in pressure of all four tires decreases fuel economy by 0.4%, according to But theres a limit: Make them too hard and you lose traction. The solution is to keep your tires inflated at the manufacturer-recommended level.
Turn Off the Engine
If youre going to be sitting for longer than a minute or two in a drive-through or waiting to pick up the kids at school, it pays to turn off the engine; every two minutes of idling uses about as much fuel as driving a mile. Coasting with the engine off is a really bad idea for cars that rely on power brakes and power steering.
Tune up that Dunker
Tuning up your car doesnt make much of a difference if its running fine. But if youve got an old car with multiple problems poor acceleration, misfiring a tune up could save you as much as 16 cents a gallon.
Listen to Your Mother
According to, aggressive driving at highway speeds, such as rapid acceleration, tailgating and constant braking, brings down fuel economy greatly. Driving more sensibly and at a constant speed can improve gas mileage by as much as 33%.

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