Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back to basics of saving gas.

It's been a while since I have posted on this Blog.
I decided to give this site a rest and concentrate on my other blog and web sites.

So how are you doing on saving fuel?
Are you still interested in saving fuel? I sure hope so.
If you are like most people, you do want to save money.
And one place you do have control over how much you spend is in the amount of gas or diesel fuel you use.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle buy one with better mileage.
And there is a wide variety to choose from whether import or domestic,
Hybrid or a diesel. You can even stick with your current make and model. Most newer models of the old badges are now more fuel efficient. They may even offer a hybrid or flex fuel version.

Of course this all depends on your own needs. Do you like performance or just fuel economy. Or do you want both.

Then there is also the need for space. I have a family of five. I can't very well expect the kids to sit all next to one another when they can have their own seat in a mini van. Mini vans have come a long way, but are still not the most fuel efficient due to their large size. My options are limited there.

Change your driving Habits
Because I am not in the market for another vehicle, I have changed my driving habits to get the most mileage out of my vehicle.
I try to combine errands as much as I can.
I drive my wife's better mileage vehicle if she is not using it.
Use of the cruise control is becoming a habit.
You can also revisit my post on Hyper-miling.

Stop Driving and try public transportation or use your bicycle.
For many in suburban areas with limited to no public transportation routes this just is not an option. I for one live in an area that has limited public transportation and the roads are not bicycle or even walk friendly.
As a matter of fact per Walk Score my neighborhood is rated a 12 out of 100. It is considered a car dependent neighborhood.
I just have to be conscious of the car usage.

My thing is, if you can save gas you can save money. If we can all save gas we may get out from under the dependency of foreign oil. And that is the ultimate goal here.

Thank you.

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