Try to Avoid Traveling at High SpeedsDriving your car at high speeds uses more gas. For example, driving 62 mph vs 75 mph will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.
Do Not Accelerate or Hit the Brakes Hard
Pay close attention to traffic. Avoid tailgating so that you do not have to continually hit the brakes. Keep a safe following distance and do not weave in and out of cars in heavy traffic. By traveling at a slow steady pace, fuel economy may increase by as much as 20%.
Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated
Check the air pressure in your tires regularly and keep them at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer. Tires will less than the recommended pressure level increases fuel consumption
Use A/C Sparingly
Using the air conditioner burns fuel, by putting an extra load on the engine. The defroster also uses the air conditioner in most cars, so using it will add to fuel consumption.
Keep Your Vehicle Windows Closed
When your windows are open as you are driving, it increases the drag on your car and can result in fuel consumption
Maintain the Service on Your Vehicle
Proper maintenance of your vehicle can also aid in fuel efficiency such as removing dirty air filters and old spark plugs or topping off fluid levels.
Use Cruise Control When Possible
When you maintain a constant speed over long distances you can save gas.
Avoid Carrying Heavy Loads
The more weight in your vehicle, the more gas you will use. Remember, to remove stuff that piles up in your truck and to pack light in warm weather when taking long trips.
Avoid Long Idles
Leaving your vehicle running while you are not in it or waiting for a passenger burns fuels. You actually use less than by shutting the car off, and then restarting it when you are ready to go.
Buy a Fuel Efficient Vehicle
When you start shopping for a new vehicle, pay attention to the fuel efficiency of the vehicles you are looking at. For the most part, smaller vehicles with manual transmissions use less gas than larger, automatic sedans.