Pumping The Brakes

Getting the most out of every dollar seems to be a cruel expression these days as the price for daily goods continue to rise. The most noticeable of all increases of course has been on gas, which we all rely on for daily work and life. And let’s face it, most of us don’t have an alternative but to pay the piper and move on with our day. But what if there were some things you could do that may prolong the tank of gas you just purchased? That right, below we compiled a checklist that you could do today that may help you get the most of every dollar and actually save some money.

  1. Empty the trunk – The heavier the car, the harder the engine must work to move it around. The harder the engine works, the more fuel it burns.
  2. Check tire pressure – Underinflated tires cause the engine to work harder than necessary; overinflation causes tires to wear prematurely.
  3. Air Filter – One of the main causes of low gas mileage is a dirty air filter. If yours cannot be cleaned, replace it and repeat often.
  4. Bundle you errands – Once your car is warmed up, it operates more efficiently, which means with better gas mileage. Plan out your stops to be done from furthest to so that you ensure all your errands get done in the same trip.

We hope these tips help you squeeze another few miles out of your gas tank and put dollars back in your wallet.

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