Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fuel Cost Reduction and Improving Fuel Mileage

We all remember the days when gas was less than $2.00 a gallon. Well those days are long behind us now and we now know the term “what goes up must come down” is a farce. Gas prices are reaching all time highs and as busy as we all are today we need our vehicles more than ever. Here are some tips that can help increase mileage and reduce your overall fuel bill as much as 30%. On the Road: Drive More Efficiently Slowing Down – According to the Department of Energy, slowing down from 65 mph to 55 mph can increase your miles per gallon as much as 15%. Remove Excess Weight and Accessories – An extra 100 pounds can reduce fuel mileage by 2%. Bicycle and ski racks add drag and this can cost you another 3% on the freeway. Cruise Control and Overdrive – Maintaining constant speeds and lowering RPMs will help conserve fuel. Air Conditioning and Other Accessories – Using your air conditionin ... read more

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