Tips to Save Money on Gas

 During the day we have a series of things to do, including going to the supermarket, work, school, picking up the children at school , then taking them to their sports activities, in short, countless errands in which we use the car to transport us. This means a cost of gasoline on a daily basis.

The good news is that gasoline prices have fallen in the United States in recent weeks, which is a relief for consumers. Specialists on the subject assure that prices will continue to fall, especially as the summer season winds down.

However, we must continue to take care of our economy and what better way to save on fuel.  

We leave you some recommendations to save gasoline so that you can achieve this goal and not worry about filling your gas tank.

Drive carefully
Driving aggressively (speeding, accelerating and braking frequently) wastes gas. You can reduce your gas usage by approximately 15% to 30% at highway speeds and 10% to 40% in stop-and-go traffic.

Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you can save more money than gas.

Gasoline pump
Check your car's manual for the octane level of fuel indicated for your car. In most cars it is recommended to fill with regular octane gasoline. Generally, using a higher octane type of gasoline than the manufacturer recommends offers no benefit and costs more. There are some cars that do require premium fuel, so before you fill up, read your car manual.

Compare Prices
Specialized phone apps and websites can help you locate gas stations near you that offer the cheapest gas prices. Consider paying with a credit card that offers you cash back on your gas purchases.

Avoid sudden acceleration and braking
Avoiding these types of maneuvers can increase fuel performance per mile traveled and prolong the life of your brakes.

Use air conditioning only when absolutely necessary
Air conditioning drastically reduces fuel economy. Most air conditioning systems can be set to "economy" mode which allows air to circulate at room temperature.

Take Advantage of Car Sharing Programs
You can cut your fuel costs and car usage by taking turns driving with others. In some urban areas, multi-passenger cars are allowed to use HOV lanes. These lanes are typically less congested, which improves fuel economy.

Remove excess weight from the trunk or trunk. An extra 100 pounds of weight in the trunk of your car can reduce a vehicle's normal fuel economy by one to two percent.

Avoid placing packages on the roof of your car
A roof rack or other type of luggage creates resistance to the wind and can decrease gas mileage by five percent.

Keep the engine tuned
If you tune the engine according to what is indicated in your car's manual, you can increase gas mileage by an average of four percent.

Keep your tires properly inflated and aligned
This way you can increase your gas mileage by up to three percent, improve driving conditions and extend the life of your tires.

Change the oil in your car. According to reports from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, you can improve your gas mileage in terms of "gas miles per gallon" by using the grade of motor oil recommended by your car's manufacturer.

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