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Fuel prices aren't likely to drop in the future; worse, their sudden spikes mean your car's fuel tank can quickly drain your wallet. The good news is that there are several things you can do to make your car more fuel-efficient. Follow these tips to help you get the most bang for your buck every time you fill up.

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Gas-Saving Tips for a New Year

Gas prices aren’t likely to drop in the future; worse, their sudden spikes mean your car’s gas tank can quickly drain your wallet. The good news is there are several things you can do to make your car more fuel-efficient. Follow these tips to help you get the most bang for your buck every time you fill up.  

Give Your Engine a Tune-Up: Not only will a tune-up keep your car running in tip-top shape, it can also increase your gas efficiency from 4% to 40%. 

Inflate Your Tires: Under-inflated tires add rolling resistance, thus burning more gas. Check your tire pressure once a month to make sure it’s at the recommended level. 

Use Fuel-Efficient Tires: The next time you change your tires, buy the fuel-efficient models, which use less energy when you drive.

Replace Your Air Filter: A clogged air filter restricts the air flowing into your engine, hindering performance. Replace your air filter, and add up to 10% more fuel efficiency to your car. 

Accelerate Thoughtfully: We all know that redlining your RPMS burns a lot of unnecessary fuel. But believe it or not, accelerating too slowly also decreases fuel economy. Cars perform more poorly in lower gears, so you want to accelerate at a pace that allows you to upshift at an efficient rate. 

Reduce Your Top Speed: Take it a bit slower on the freeway; you’ll save on gas—and speeding tickets. 

Keep It Steady: It takes more gas to get a car moving than to keep it moving. So, whatever pace, keep it steady. 

Use A/C Carefully: When driving at slower speeds, roll down the windows and cool yourself with fresh air instead of A/C to save energy. (Note, however, that rolling down your windows at speeds above 90 kph creates enough aerodynamic drag to reduce fuel economy.) 

Keep It Clean: You’d be surprised at how quickly a few items in your car can become a heavy burden. The more weight in your car, the more fuel it will burn. Lighten the load by removing anything you don’t need.  
Plan Your Errands: You can drastically reduce the time and distance you spend on the road each day by planning your trips strategically. Hit all the stops you need to make in one outing. 

Only Turn Left: When driving in the city, avoid idling and loiter time at red lights by making as many left-hand turns as possible—even if it means going a few hundred metres out of the way. 


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