Gas-Saving Tips

Are you tired of rising gas prices? If you are like most people, you have this never-ending battle between the gas pump and your wallet. The good news is
there is something you can do about this situation.

Check out these 5 quick and easy tips to help make you, and your wallet happy when you make that next visit to the gas station:

1. Use a navigation system. Don't assume your know where your destination is. Sites like MapQuest can give you the quickest route, show you how to avoid tolls, and even calculate the money you will spend in gas to get there.

2. Check your tire pressure on a regular basis. The tire pressure should always be set to the tire manufacturer's suggest PSI (pounds per square inch) pressure specs. The specs can be found on the side of your tire. Properly inflated tires will give you better gas mileage, tire wear, and overall handling of your vehicle.

3. If you don't really need your air conditioner keep it turned off. The AC can eat away your gas if you have it cranked up. So if you have to use it choose the lowest setting possible. It also helps if you shut it off a few minutes before you reach your destination. When you do reach your destination try to find a shady spot if you can, and use a foil screen on the inside of your car's windshield.

4. Slow down. It is a proven that driving fast (in the 60-80 mph range) increases the turbulence and therefore more fuel is consumed. So, leave your house a little early and take the surface streets if you can.

5. Choose the cheaper gas. Don't be fooled by slick words like 'V-Power' and 'Techron.' The gas is basically the same and will need to be replaced in a few days. There has been no proven statistical information that these gimmicks are better for your car? so why go there.

Thank you for visiting the Gas-Saving Tips page at Valley Chrysler Dodge in Boulder. Find the Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, or RAM vehicle to suit your lifestyle at Valley Dodge in Boulder, CO 80301, near the 29th Street Mall in Boulder.

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