Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Maximize Your MPG

Modern vehicles are expensive, and it’s not just the gigantic figure on the window sticker that hurts. You have to consider the price of everything else involved with automobile ownership.

There’s maintenance, financing and even parking if you live in a congested area. Don’t speed or run a red light because that will cost you dearly as well; and don’t even think about insurance. Full coverage doesn’t just cost an arm and a leg these days, but enough first-born children to keep Rumpelstiltskin happy long past retirement.

Of course fuel economy is another way vehicles squeeze their drivers. Nobody wants to drop a C-note every other day just to top off their tank. Greater efficiency is why people buy diesels, put up with hybrids and trade down to smaller vehicles. It’s also the reason they carpool and take the bus.

Aside from doing anything drastic, like *shudder* relying on public transportation, there are numerous simple things you can do right now that will save money at the pump. Behold, the Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy!

  • Transpower

    All of these suggestions are well-known to most car buffs. I recommend adding 5 psi additional to your car manufacturer’s tire pressure spec, because you lose pressure over many months between check-ups. I also recommend replacing your OEM filter with the appropriate one from K & N.