Hate wasting gas? Winter seems to be the time where the most gas is wasted. I mean its freezing in the upper half of the country and while we love our gas, we all hate being cold. So we use the gas we love to warm up our cars and in the process, end up using more than we need to. Here are ways to save your gas during the winter.
I know its cold, but put on gloves and a heavy jacket instead of letting the car run to warm up. Idling a car uses more fuel than one that’s turned off and restarted even though you may think its the other way around. Cars warm up faster if they are in motion. You may be cold for the first couple minutes of your drive, but you saved gas.
There are plenty of other ways to save your gas if you must step into a warm car. Make sure all of your store runs are done in one trip. This g g guarantees that you aren’t restarting your car and letting it run constantly. Also, buy a fuel-efficient car (such as an electric one) to help conserve the gas. Remove things you won’t need from your car, reducing the weight of the car.
You can also slow down. By reducing your speed, you can save gas. If you travel to work everyday, have you ever thought about a carpool? Carpooling with someone else can cut your gas consumption in half if you split the days you drive. You can cut it even more if there are more people or you don’t drive at all and use a service.
One last thing: Make sure you are doing the proper maintenance on your car. By just making sure you have your car has had an oil change, the tires are properly inflated and having good air filters can help you save gas. These things may be something small, but in the end, you’ll be heading to the pump less often. Spend your money on other things.
About the author: Ashley Thompson is the owner and writer for the blog, “Just Bein’ Mommy”. Read more helpful tips, recipes and more by following her on her Facebook Page.