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GAS SAVING MYTHS

THAT’S RIGHT GAS PRICES ARE AT A 6 MONTH HIGH AND WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SAVE AT THE PUMP. BUT HERE ARE 5 WAYS YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE SAVING ON THE PRICE OF GAS BUT ARE NOT!

MYTH NUMBER ONE HAVING A SMALL CAR IS BETTER.
SMALL CARS MAY BE EASY TO PARK BUT THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS GOOD ON GAS. IN FACT ACCORDING TO MARKETWATCH WITH CONSTANTLY EVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES EXCLUDING HYBRIDS AND ELECTRIC HALF OF THE MOST NEW FUEL EFFICIENT 2014 CARS ARE MID SIZE OR LARGE CARS AND WAGONS.

MYTH NUMBER TWO. GETTING A NEWER CAR SAVES ON GAS. THE KEY HERE IS DO YOUR RESEARCH. IF AN OLDER CAR IS MAINTAINED PROPERLY IT CAN STILL GET THE SAME MILES PER GALLON AS IT STARTED WITH. YOU DO HAVE THE CHANGE THE OIL AND DO REGULAR MAINTENANCE BUT NEWER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER.

MYTH NUMBER THREE: USING PREMIUM GAS GETS YOU BETTER MILES PER GALLON. NOT TRUE, UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDS IT. THAT LITTLE BOOK INSIDE YOUR GLOVE BOX IS CALLED THE OWNERS MANUAL AND IT WILL TELL YOU WHAT GRADE OF GAS WORKS BEST IN YOUR CAR. UNLESS YOUR OWNERS MANUAL SPECIFICALLY RECOMMENDS IT, PREMIUM GAS WILL NOT GIVE YOU BETTER FUEL CONSUMPTION.

WE ARE AT MYTH NUMBER FOUR. MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT PREMIUM OR MAIN BRAND GAS STATIONS WILL GIVE YOU BETTER FUEL CONSUMPTION. NOT TRUE ALL GASOLINE MUST MEET LEGAL STANDARDS AND OFF BRAND GAS STATION WILL GIVE YOU THE SAME MILES PER GALLON AS A STANDARD GAS STATION
AND THE FINAL MYTH IS THAT USING THE HIGHWAY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY ON GAS. THIS IS A TRICKY ONE. ONLY IF IT SAVES YOU CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE AND YOU KEEP YOUR SPEED LOW. A 2013 STUDY FOUND THAT INCREASING YOUR SPEED FROM 50 MILES AN HOUR UP TO 60 MILES AN HOUR CAN CAUSE A 12% DROP IN YOUR FUEL ECONOMY.

HE FASTER YOU GO THE LESS FUEL EFFICIENT YOUR VEHICLE BECOMES IN FACT FAST DRIVERS CAN SPEND UP TO AN EXTRA $1 AT THE GAS STATION. THE KEY IS SLOW AND STEADY. A WEBSITE I LIKE TO USE IS GAS BUDDY DOT COME THAT GIVES YOU GAS PRICES BY ZIPCODE. YOU CAN SAVE AS MUCH AS 50 CENTS PER GALLON JUST BY DRIVING TO FILL UP AT A DIFFERENT ZIP CODE

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Published on: April 8, 2014

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