Tips On How To Use Less Gas & Save Money

Tips On How To Use Less Gas & Save Money

Demand for oil is increasing worldwide and there's only so much of it left in the ground. Prices are going up, whether we like it or not. The US Dept. of Defense says demand and climate change will create more wars.

Whether you want to save money, support national security (reduce dependence on foreign oil), stop climate change or simply do it for clean and healthy air... it's time we start getting by with less.

Here are some sensible tips on how to use less gas and save money;

Squeeze More MPG Out Of Your Vehicle
Keep your engine properly tuned.
Keep tires properly inflated.
Use the recommended grade of motor oil.
Remove excess weight.
Use cruise control.
Use overdrive gears.
Buy a more fuel efficient vehicle (high MPG, hybrid, electric or motorcycle, etc).

Drive Smarter
Drive sensibly (avoid speeding, rapid acceleration/braking).
Avoid peak rush hour traffic.
Observe the speed limit.
Avoid excessive idling.
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Drive Less
Planning (combining several trips into one).
Public transit.
Move closer to work.

Solutions for Local Travel
Ride a bike (folding, electric or trike).
Ride a scooter (push, electric, gas or street legal).
Ride a skateboard or powerboard.
Ride a Segway.
Drive a NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle).
Check the Marketplace Comparison Shopping Engine for the best prices on bikes, scooters and more.

Elect politicians who back alternative fueled vehicles, public transportation, clean energy, higher CAFE Standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and other measures that help get us off increasingly expensive gas and on cheap, clean renewable forms of electricity.

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#2 Adam 2011-03-27 18:20
I'm seeing a hell of a lot of people starting to ride bikes these days. It's a great option cause it's good exercise too. I disagree with the cruise control point in this. Cruise control uses more petrol. And I disagree with the motorcycle point, just because everyone knows that they're a lot more dangerous and harder to see for someone driving a car, checking their blind spots etc. I almost changed lanes right into a guy on a motorbike once cause he was sitting right in my blind spot and I couldn't see him at all, even though I checked there. But we have a serious shot at creating a completely peaceful and sustainable planet that takes care of every single human.
#1 Jamie Fox 2011-03-10 14:38
Thanks for this great article! These are all excellent suggestions! I do everything that I can to conserve gasoline. I work at home, walk or ride my bike to do my errands, and I only use my car when absolutely necessary. Even my car insurance rates have gone down. Take that big oil companies and auto insurance companies! I like contributing to having cleaner air in L.A. too :D

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