How to Save Gas in Vehiclesby Contributing Writer; Updated June 12, 2017
Vehicles are only one of a number of muscle cars that suffer from low gas mileage. With inflation on the rise the people who own and love these hot machines are reluctant to part with them Vehicles more cost conservative models but still seek ways to cut down on fuel costs. With a little moderation and a lot of TLC, they don't have to. There are several ways to save gas with a Vehicles.
Under The Hood:
- How to Save Gas in an Infiniti G35
- How To Save Gas With a Mustang
- How to Save Gas With a Hemi
- How to Save Gas in My GMC Sierra V8
Don't use your brake more than you have to. Keep distance between you and the next car. If you follow another car too closely, you will have to brake whenever he brakes rather than simply letting up on the accelerator. Also, let up on your accelerator when approaching a red light. Try not to stop.
Slowly accelerate. Infiniti G35 can hit 60 mph in less than six seconds but that doesn't mean you have to do this. Rather, gently accelerate.
Use a manual shift. Infiniti G35 comes in both manual and automatic. You can save more with manual by shifting to neutral when you're idle and using overdrive gears whenever possible.
Take advantage of the cruise control. This will help maintain your speed and will accelerate less, which is what eats up most of your gas.
Empty your load. Infiniti G35 has a large trunk and you may possibly have it loaded with golf clubs, sodas from the wholesale store, and other heavy items. Try to keep your car as light as possible.
Inflate your tires. Look on the tires themselves to see how much air they need before filling them up. Then, check your tire pressure again after a week to see if you are slowly losing air. If so, see about having it repaired.
Drive the speed limit. Anything faster than 40 mph will cost you more gas money. You can save 10 to 20 percent of gas just by driving 55 mph instead of 65 mph. It's also safer. In addition, on roads with stoplights, when you drive the speed limit, lights are often timed to allow you to hit more green lights. If you speed, you may just be hurrying to the next red light. Speed doesn't always equal time saving.
Fill up your gas tank during the cooler times of day when the gas is at its densest point, giving you more gas for your money. Also, don't overfill your tank.
Do proper maintenance. Change te hair filter. Keep the tires properly inflated. Typically the air pressure is 32 to 35 psi, but check the sticker on the inside of your driver side door for specifics. Take the Mustang in for regular tune ups. Use the Ford recommended oil grade during oil changes. See the owner's manual for proper weight as it may vary with the year the Mustang was manufactured.
Avoid idling longer than three minutes. Time spent idling provides zero miles per gallon efficiency.
Avoid rapid acceleration and braking. Drive at a consistent speed, and keep the speed below 60 mph when possible. Use cruise control to optimize consistency. Learn to coast and time approaches to signal lights. The fewer full stops you have to make, the fewer times you have to accelerate back to the speed of traffic.
Use overdrive to slow down engine speed and save on fuel.
Plan errands to make fewer trips and take the shortest route.
Avoid air conditioner use when possible.
Fuel up during the cooler parts of the day. Gas expands with heat, so you are getting more gas for the money during early morning and late afternoon hours.
Put your 'stang on a diet. Cut out any unnecessary weight such as unnecessary items in the trunk.
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Keep your cruise speeds to 65 miles per hour or lower. This helps ensure that your Hemi engine will run on four cylinders, and thus, save gas.
Accelerate gradually. This helps ensure that the Hemi stays in four cylinder mode and uses less fuel. If you stomp down on the gas pedal, it'll use more cylinders and guzzle gas.
Maintain steady speed whenever possible. If you have cruise control, use it. This also helps to ensure that the Hemi engine continues running on four cylinders.
Install a high-performance air filter, like the FRAM Air Hog or K & N filters. Many car enthusiasts agree that these increase gas mileage.
Follow standard fuel-economy tips, including making sure your oil is changed regularly, keeping all tires equally inflated and planning your trips out in advance so that you make the most efficient use of each outing.
Consider installing a new, high-flow air intake and a wider diameter exhaust system. Many car nuts liken a narrow intake and exhaust to trying to breathe in and out through a narrow straw. Supplying a wider straw--the high-flow intake and wider diameter exhaust--places less strain on the engine, offering better gas mileage.
Do not allow the pickup to warm up for more than 30 to 45 seconds. This will waste gas because you are waiting only for the transmission to warm up. After 30 to 45 seconds the car is warmed up sufficiently to perform well.
Avoid letting the car idle for more than 30 seconds. When you are not moving for any length of time, such as at railroad crossings and in major traffic jams, put the vehicle into neutral to allow the transmission to cool.
Do not rev the engine.
Do not start out quickly. A major key to saving gas, especially in larger vehicles, is slow and steady when starting out and coming to a stop.
Buy gasoline during cooler times of the day. The gas is denser at lower temperatures, meaning that you get more for your buck. Choose the most economical fuel possible.
Keep windows closed when traveling at fast speeds to reduce air drag and therefore save gas. Exceed 40 miles per hour whenever it is legal to do so. Doing so will force your Sierra to overcome wind resistance and provide you with better gas mileage.
Drive at steady speeds as much as possible. This will keep your car running smoothly and not cause frequent fluctuations in gas and engine conditions.
Accelerate before reaching hills--not while you are on them.
Avoid bumpy roads and, if possible, use routes that are straighter and shorter.
Follow proper maintenance protocols for your Sierra. Change the oil, rotate tires, check fluids, change tires, etc. on a regular basis.
Remove excess weight from your pickup.