How can I save money on gas?
With gas prices reaching record levels, it's more important than ever to keep tabs on your gas spending. Although one of the easiest ways to save money on gas is to shop around, by using this web site. But there are a number of other things that you can do to keep some of that hard earned money in your pocket, instead of big oils'. [...]
Many vehicles are getting worse fuel economy than vehicles of the past. Auto manufacturers are putting larger engines in bigger vehicles, which results in unsatisfactory fuel economy.
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions
Author: Louis LaPointe
Date: April 20, 2005
Questions asked by the common man:
"There is no question things will change. The real question is will the change be for the better or for the worse?"
Where do I find 100% pure acetone?
How much acetone do I put into my fuel?
What kind of mileage increase will acetone give my car?
12 proven ways to improve your gas mileage
Keep your engine tuned up. Incorrect fuel ratio, bad spark plugs and incorrect spark timing can have a big effect on gas mileage.
Don't use your air conditioner (A/C) unless you really need it. The A/C compressor puts an extra strain on the engine.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Under inflated tires cause more resistance to travel.
This thread isnt about any haterd towards specific cars/trucks.
don't know whether this is true or not, but somebody told me that if you fill up just before dawn, when the air is still cool, you should be able to get a little bit extra fuel for your money's worth. Apparantly the gasoline contracts when it's still cold outside and starts to expand the minute the sun goes up.
Keeping your highway speed at 55 mph can improve you gas mileage by as much as 25%, compared to 75 mph. (Yeah, I know--this one's tough for us too)
Avoid trying to increase speed while climbing a hill, your engine is already working hard trying to overcome gravity.
Originally posted by Beachcoma
I don't know whether this is true or not, but somebody told me that if you fill up just before dawn, when the air is still cool, you should be able to get a little bit extra fuel for your money's worth. Apparantly the gasoline contracts when it's still cold outside and starts to expand the minute the sun goes up.
Is there any merit in this theory?
Originally posted by MCory1
I have yet to try this out myself, but a friend of mine gave me this tip--he delivers pizzas, so something that gives better gas mileage is a big plus on his end.
He told me that you get better gas mileage with the highest octane gas than the regular unleaded, and there's such a difference that it generally comes out being cheaper than if you bought regular. I forget the exact figure--I think it was about 3 cents per gallon or something. I know that's not that big of a difference, but at 3 cents cheaper than regular, that's normally about a 20 cent knock off the full price of the highest grade gasoline.
Like I said, I haven't checked this out myself yet, but it seems to make sense.
posted by StJames: “I’m looking at this site for a long time, especially since gas prices are wacky, and I haven’t seen a thread like this . . So I decided to start one where everyone can add or disprove ideas on ways to increase your miles per gallon on cars/trucks . . it's more important than ever to keep tabs on gas spending . . one of the easiest ways to save money on gas is to shop around . . there are a other things you can do to keep some hard earned money in your pocket . . you can add any ideas that work good for you . “ [Edited by Don W]
posted by cybertroy
“ . . older Civics got great gas mileage . . Geo Metro . . wonder if anyone is getting rid of those nowadays? I bet folks are holding on to those tightly. I know we are discussing petrol vehicles here, but don't forget the future. I would start thinking towards different fuels at the same time you are improving on your gas mileage.
Have a plan on an electric vehicle . . biofuel or renewable fuel etc. Don't be stuck paying insane gas prices, which would put a strain on your wallet even if your car got 60+ mpg. Don't expect car companies to save the day, it may be you in your garage converting a vehicle to electric or something else.” Troy [Edited by Don W]