Bad driving habits can cost you dearly. Not only do they increase your chance of getting a ticket; they also decrease your fuel efficiency, forcing you to fill the tank more often.
Cultivate the following good habits, to maximize your miles-per-gallon and save money on gas:
* Lose the lead foot. Stick to the speed limit—fuel economy drops significantly at higher speeds.
* Drive at a constant speed. Quick acceleration and hard braking increase wear and tear on your car, and decrease fuel economy.
* Check your tire pressure. Keeping your tires properly inflated will extend their life, and improve your gas mileage.
* Lighten your load. The more junk in your trunk, the more gas it’ll take to get where you’re going.
* Change your air filter. When the filter is clogged, the engine must work harder, and fuel-efficiency is decreased.