Jenna Fullenkamp

Save Money by Driving Better

by on May 19th, 2010 at 12:24pm in News

Check out this article and video on how you can save hundreds of dollars by driving more efficiently!

The truth and myths about saving fuel…..

Speed According to the Department for Transport, driving at 70mph uses up to 9% more fuel than at 60mph and up to 15% more than at 50mph. 80mph can use up to 25% more than at 70mph.

Tires Over time, tires will naturally leak a bit of air. You can improve fuel consumption by up to 2% if you check pressures regularly, and keep them at the correct pressure. It’s safer, too – dozens of people a year die because of poorly-inflated tires.

Roof racks There’s enormous disagreement. A report by car manual maker Haynes says get rid of the rack – fully loaded it can add 30% to fuel consumption. But AutoExpress says it’s a myth – its test found that those with aerodynamic designs added little to the fuel bill.

Air conditioning vs open windows At low speeds, such as driving around town, air conditioning can add 5%-7% to fuel costs, says Anthony Sale of Millbrook, so just wind the window down. But at higher speeds, the effects are less noticeable.

However, when driving at speed, an open window or sun roof increases aerodynamic drag and can add a further 3-6% to costs, according to some estimates. US car website edmunds.com found a minimal difference. “Do what’s comfortable,” it said.

-More myths can be found in the article

I gun it when a light turns green because I am so excited to get to my next destination. How do you drive that could be made more efficient?

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3 Responses to “Save Money by Driving Better”

  1. CarlF Says:

    I gun it b/c I enjoy the feeling of the Mini pinning me to the back of my seat :-)

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  3. darmowe filmy porno Says:

    Maybe there are other people in here just like me who thinks the same about this issue, because for me it isnt a big issue.

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