A Simple Tip for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

| April 27, 2008

Gas PumpBefore you stick your key in the ignition of your car, look around the car to see if you’re driving with unnecessary weight bearing items. The extra weight will cause your car to work harder and use more gas.

Look under the front seats, check the back seat, open the trunk, glove compartment, and ashtray. Look anywhere where you may be storing extra stuff. Do you really need $25 worth of spare change for tolls?

If you’re driving around with a couple of bundles to give away to the Salvation Army, do yourself a favor and drop it off. The Salvation Army will appreciate it and so will your car’s gas mileage.

After you’ve looked around the car and removed all of the unnecessary weight, then its time to start the car, put on your seatbelt and adjust your mirrors. While adjusting your mirrors, take a good look at yourself. Are you adding unnecessary weight to your car? Ouch!

Dropping those extra 5, 10, 15 or so pounds will not only help to improve your health but will also help to improve your gas mileage (It’s not always easy going green).

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Category: Efficiency, Gas, Saving Energy, Saving Money

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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