posted on Apr, 21 2006 @ 11:14 PM
In my little town gas just hit $3 a gallon for regular. Now I know that isn’t bad at all compared to the rest of the world. What we pay is nothing
compared to Europe
What really is needed is an alternative to crude oil. This isn’t going to happen tomorrow or next week or even in the next year. And there’s
nothing any of us can do about it.
There is just too much money in oil for things to change very fast.
What can we do to lower prices by lowering demand?
First off, Drive less! Walk or bike whenever you can.
Drive slower and be steady on the gas.
At city speeds roll down windows and turn off the A/C
At highway speeds roll up windows and use the A/C at a low setting
Remove excess luggage, stereo equipment, bike/luggage racks
Make sure all regular scheduled maint. is done:
PROPERLY INFLATE YOUR TIRES, Rotate tires, and don’t drive with a bad alignment
A dirty air filter can cost you 2mpg
Ignition problems (Plugs, Wires, Ignition Module) can cost you as well.
Wash your damn car
And for you SUV drivers, what’s the point of having seating for 7 when you drive alone all day? The only reason why you need something like a
suburban is if you have 5 kids and need to tow 6k LBS
You don’t have to drive a Hybrid to get good MPG. They made cars in the 70`s that got 50MPG. A 79 Dodge colt could get 50MPG, and that a realist
number, unlike what you get today.
With some (not so easy) mods you could improve on that number
My family can get by with 20 gallons of gas a month, I can cut back as needed. I have decided not to buy a damn thing from any gas station other than
gas. I can buy charcoal, Cigarettes, lighters, Lotto tickets, or whatever other places for less.
Any other ideas?