Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle, either new or used, such as; a Nissan Sentra, Toyota Camry or Corolla, Honda Civic.
Fuel Saving Tips
If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 min. shut off the car. Restarting the
Car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.
Remove sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.
Maintaining a constant speed over long distances often saves gas.
Proper maintenance avoids poor fuel economy related to dirty air filters, old spark plugs or low
Open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase drag & result in decreased fuel economy
Of up to 10%.
Keep tire air pressure at the level recommended by your vehicle manufacturer.
A single tire under inflated by 2 PSI increases fuel consumption by 1%.
By anticipating the traffic and applying slow steady acceleration & braking, fuel
economy my increase by as much as 20%.
As your speed increases your aerodynamic drag increase in an exponential fashion.
driving 62 m.p.h vs. 75 m.p.h. will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%