Road trips are an American tradition. Here are a few tips to keep your beloved car from turning into a gas guzzler.
- Remember to take advantage of your cruise control when driving long distances. Keeping a consistent speed over long distances conserves your gas. Also, when possible place luggage and cargo inside your car instead of on the roof – this keeps your car aerodynamic, which in turn, helps with fuel efficiency.
- Don’t waste gas on hauling extra stuff. If it’s been awhile since you’ve cleaned out your car, now’s the time to remove excess weight — especially from your trunk — and to pack as lightly as possible.
- Obey speed limits. For many cars, fuel efficiency decreases when driving at high speeds. So watching your speed limit is not only critical for safety, it can also save you money.
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