Sunday, March 20, 2011

Slow Down and Save Gas

I was driving on the freeway today and I was passed by a minivan determined to go faster than I was. He got quite aways in front of me but was still in view. On this particular stretch of freeway there were traffic lights every so often and the minivan and I were both making the green lights for the first 15 miles. Approaching 20 miles one light turned red long enough for me to catch this minivan and end up waiting at the same red light. All I could think about was what I wrote in an earlier blog about taking your time because everyone gets to where they are going without travelling way over the speed limit.
Try to drive at a constant rate of speed without varying too much this will save you some fuel. to learn more ways on saving fuel. Also keep your windows closed when driving at high speeds and maintain your tire pressure. Fill your tires when they are cold to get a more accurate pressure. You can find the recommended pressure for your vehicle in the owner's manual or on a sticker in the driver's door jamb. This sticker also contains other useful information like when your vehicle was built and the paint code for the exterior paint color.

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