Tips On Conserving Gas
Gas Prices are down. They won’t stay that way forever, though. It will start burning a hole in your pocket again, eventually. Here are a few tips for conserving gas in preparation for their next rise:
Avoid High Speeds:
After a certain point, increasing speed also increases drag. This causes your engine to work harder, which costs you more fuel. There is about a 15% difference in gas consumption in the jump from 60 mph to 75 mph.
Accelerate and Brake Slowly:
Anticipating traffic can help you avoid having to speed up or slow down on the spot. This will help drastically reduce the amount of fuel you’re burning.
Reduce AC Use:
Using the air conditioner puts more stress on the engine. This costs about 20% more gas. Incidentally, the defrost button on most vehicles also uses the air conditioner.
Don’t Leave Windows Open:
Leaving your windows open increases drag, especially at high speeds. Keep them closed to increase fuel economy.
Keep Cruise Control On:
Keeping a constant speed for an extended period helps increase fuel efficiency. This works best on straight, flat roads.
If you follow these tips, you should get the most out of the gas you buy. Here at Business Intuition, we want to remind you to drive safely. For any questions about oil and gas drilling management, call us at (800) 732-0620.