Gas prices vary across the United States and are constantly fluctuating. During the summer of 2014 gasoline prices are expected to average $3.57 per gallon.
Here are some helpful gas mileage tips to help your fuel go further.
What’s Lowering Your Fuel Efficiency:
- Aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage by 33% on the highway and 5% around town.
- Carrying an extra 100 pounds can lower your gas mileage by 2%.
- Most cars become less fuel efficient at speeds over 60 mph.
- Loading your roof rack can lower your fuel efficiency by 5%.
How to Increase Your Fuel Efficiency:
- Keep your tires inflated to increase efficiency by 3%.
- Using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil can increase gas mileage 2%.
- Use cruise control on highways.
- Get regular tune-ups to prevent problems that can significantly reduce fuel efficiency.
- Combine your errands into one long trip instead of several short trips to cut your fuel use by up to 50%.
- When possible, use High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOV) for cars with multiple passengers.