If you see two gas stations selling the same brand of gas, and one is 5 cents cheaper than the other, which station do you use?
Obviously the less expensive gas station. We naturally gravitate to, compelled to, DNA driven to use the less expensive gas station. Here's the oddity of the situation. If we fill up with 15 gallons of gas, savings 5 cents per gallon, we saved a whopping 75 cents! Less than the price of a cup of coffee.
I wonder why we are not as concerned with improving our gas mileage as we are with paying less for gas. If you improved your gas mileage by just 5%, at $3.60 per gallon of gas, you would save 18 cents per gallon. Improving gas mileage saves much more money than paying 2 or 3 cents less per gallon of gas.
My own opinion is that we see and feel the money leaving our wallets when we fill up our cars, but we don't see the needle on the gas gauge move less slowly when we improve our car's mileage.
Then next few post will give you methods to improve your gas mileage.
First method to increase your gas mileage:
Properly inflate your tires.
Years ago tires were inflated to 32psi. I still see cars with their tires inflated to 32 psi.
That is an old standard. The new standard is 40 psi. Properly inflated tires can increase gas mileage by up to 10%. That's huge!
Also, underinflated tires prematurely wear out.
With my oil changes, we check your tire pressures, and add air as needed. Between oil changes, you can easily check your tire pressures, but you need to have a tire pressure gauge. They can be purchased from most drug stores, and auto supply stores.
If you have a tire pressure gauge, and it doesn't seem to work, drop by and I'll show you how to use it. You'll be an expert in 5 to 10 minutes.
By properly inflating your tires, you improve your gas mileage, and decrease the wear on your tires.
Heck, you could even check your tires while you are getting gas.