Learn how to


Save 24 cents per gallon on your fuel

Drive More Efficiently

• Observe the speed limits. Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas.
• Stop aggressive driving. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town.
• Avoid unnecessary idling. It wastes fuel, costs you money, and pollutes the air. Turn off the engine if you anticipate a wait.
• Combine errands into one trip and save money as well as time. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm.
• When you use overdrive gearing, your car's engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear
• Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.
• Remove any extra weight. An extra 100 pounds can reduce fuel economy by up to two percent. The smaller your vehicle, the more the fuel economy is reduced.
• A loaded roof rack or carrier will decrease fuel economy by five percent.

Note: Cost savings are based on an assumed fuel price of $3.52/gallon.

Sources: US Department of Energy 


  1. Cruise control can also help keep you from getting a speeding ticket. Another way to save money!

  2. Trinette that's what I use mine for! lol