Saturday, May 05, 2007

How to save gasoline

With the increase in prices of motor fuels by various organizations USA started publishing tips for motorists who want to save on gasoline.

American Petroleum Institute offers the following recommendations:
  1. Motor vehicle to operate normally. Well-regulated motor drive enables one additional mile to gallone fuel.
  2. Keep an eye on the pressure in a car tire (the same savings - 1 extra mile per gallon).
  3. The faster you go, the more money goes fuel (loss - 2 miles while increasing speed to 10 miles\h).
  4. Do not start sharply (eg, after stopping at the traffic light).
  5. Walk on the road, slide-stop, acceleration and braking resulted in the loss of two miles per gallon.
  6. Do not let the engine work wasted.
  7. The fair use air conditioning, which consumes a lot of energy.

In turn, Federal Trade Commission recommends:
  1. Observe the speed limit on the road.
  2. Avoid aggressive driving.
  3. It is reasonable to plan trips: one long trip better than the few short.
  4. Do not overload the car (extra 100 kg increase gasoline consumption by 2%).
  5. Avoid placing the goods in the luggage located on the roof of the car (economy car is reduced by 5%).
  6. Often, change oil and oil filters.
  7. Read the instruction to the car and use the grade of gasoline, which had been recommended by the manufacturer. Petrol with a higher octane offers no advantage while driving and does not have a positive impact on the engine.
  8. Do not buy devices, manufacturers are promising "dramatic improvements in efficiency car." Studies show that in the vast majority of cases, these products are useless or even harmful.

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