Now that gasoline prices are so high, I have tried two ways to save gas:
The first is to turn off the air conditioning that was always on in my car. Having the air conditioning button on, even when the heat is on, seems to work wonders in preventing the windows from fogging up. On a cold or cool day, you are constantly battling the the windows and their constant desire to fog up and having the air conditioning on all the time works really well. The air conditioning uses extra gas so I have tried having it off instead and only using it when it gets too hot. Now that summer is here though, this may be harder to do.
The second thing I have been doing is driving more slowly. I now drive like a Grandpa and try to keep it at 60 MPH and not go over. I just settle in on the right lane and am very content to drive behind the slowest driver as I know I am saving money and it is safer anyway. Keeping it at 60 uses less gas than 65 or 70 and now I don’t have to worry about a ticket either. Are other people doing this too? By driving slower you are both saving money on gas and being safer.
To see if this was really a ways to save gas, I ran my tank down to as close to empty as I dared and then filled it full. I drove normally and then recorded the number of miles I got. I then filled my tank up again, turned off the air conditioning and drove at 60 mph, and I got just about 40 more miles for that tank of gas! It’s not a huge savings but to some people even $5 to $8 in savings per tank would really help. Everyone is trying to figure out how to save gas right now and some people are doing it with water. Does it really work to save gas with water? I have not hear of this but maybe you can get some extra miles out of each tank by trying this.
People who don’t make a lot and have to drive to work are really having trouble making ends meet right now. It is affecting every aspect of our lives and it makes you think about how much our society is dependent on oil. Every little thing helps and now is a great time to start looking into ways to make money on the Internet to make an extra dollar or two. It’s not too hard to start making some extra gas money!