Our Tips for Saving Fuel

Don't Drive if You Don't Have to:

  • Walk, bike, take the bus, carpool, vanpool, car-share¬†or ride the T.

Drive More Efficiently:

  • Do not idle. It's the law, and it saves gas. Restarting the engine uses about the same amount of gas as idling for 30 seconds.

  • Stick to the speed limit and avoid rapid acceleration. Driving 55 instead of 60 raises your gas mileage by about 5 percent.

Keep Your Car in Shape:

  • Check your air filter. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.

  • Maintain your engine regularly. An improperly tuned engine wastes gas.

  • Keep your tires properly inflated. Under inflation of just 1 psi in all four tires lowers your gas mileage.

Plan Your Trips:

  • Lighten your load by emptying your trunk of unnecessary items. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk reduces your gas mileage by 1-2 percent.

  • Optimize your route by combining errands and taking shortest route.

  • Remove roof racks to reduce aerodynamic drag.

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