75 Ways to Save Gas: Clean, Green Tips to Cut Costs at the Pump

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Everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump, and 75 Ways to Save Gas is an indispensable guide to doing just that. It's chock-full of simple, easy-to-follow ...

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Overview

Everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump, and 75 Ways to Save Gas is an indispensable guide to doing just that. It's chock-full of simple, easy-to-follow tips to help you save fuel-and potentially hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each year on your gas bill.

Here are just Some of the helpful tips inside:

Prepare your car before you drive

Avoid the extremes of hot and cold

Plan your drive

Put an end to idling

Join a carpool

Keep the fuel injectors clean

Use the right fuel for your car

Lighten up on the brakes

Properly inflate the tires

Get the junk out of your trunk

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143186052
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/27/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction I

Part 1 Fuel-saving maintenance for your car

1 Service, service, service 5

2 Choose synthetic oil 7

3 Check fluid levels 8

4 Inspect the air filter 9

5 Check the emission control system (ECS) 10

6 Keep the fuel injectors clean 11

7 Inflate the tires 13

8 Add nitrogen to your tires 14

9 Buy better tires 15

10 Use snow tires if you need them 16

11 Don't use snow tires if you don't need them 18

12 Check the alignment 19

Part 2 Great gas tips

13 Don't install fuel-saving devices 23

14 Install a fuel-use gauge 24

15 Search for deals on gas 25

16 Take advantage of loyalty discounts 27

17 Use the right fuel for your car 30

18 Fill up near empty 31

19 Don't overfill 32

20 Tighten the gas cap 33

Part 3 Prepare your car before you drive

21 Lose some weight 36

22 Reduce drag 37

23 Keep the car's body clean and smooth 38

24 Power down 39

Part 4 Avoid the extremes of hot and cold

25 Windows up or down? 42

26 Avoid air conditioning 43

27 Chill in the shade 44

28 Use the garage 45

29 Install a block heater 46

30 Don't use a remote starter 48

31 Don't rev the engine 49

32 Wear appropriate clothing 50

33 Use heated seats 51

Part 5 Plan your drive

34 Be an anti-consumer 54

35 Use mail order or couriers 55

36 Plan ahead 57

37 Give yourself time 58

38 Avoid short trips 59

39 Try trip-chaining 60

40 Park 'n' walk 61

41 Park 'n' ride 62

42 Park with the hood pointing out 63

43 Use the most efficient vehicle 64

44 Give up your Sunday drive 65

Part 6 Put an end to idling

45 Don't idle 68

46 Turn the engine off 69

47 Don't do drive-thru 71

Part 7 Gas-saving driving habits

48 Stop speeding 74

49 Use cruise control 75

50 Don't drive aggressively 76

51 Drive steadily 78

52 Lighten up on the brakes 79

Part 8 Choose a more fuel-efficient car

53 Buy a new car 82

54 Choose fuel-efficient options 83

55 Buy a smaller car 84

56 Buy a 5-speed stick 85

57 Buy a hybrid 86

58 Buy a new diesel 90

59 Buy an old diesel 91

60 Buy a flex-fuel ethanol car 92

61 Convert your car to CNG or LPG 93

Part 9 Alternatives to using your car

62 Why not walk? 96

63 Get on your bike 98

64 Use transit 101

65 Take a taxi 102

66 Car share 103

67 Rent a car 105

68 Get a scooter 106

69 Join a carpool 108

70 Telecommute 109

71 Participate in no-drive days 110

72 Limit your use 111

Part 10 Advanced gas-saving tips

73 Bonus tips 114

74 Try hypermiling 116

75 Start a fuel-economy group? 117

Part 11 Internet resources and gas apps 118

Appendix

Cost of Fuel 124

Logging Your Fuel 126

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