Money- and Fuel-Saving Tips for Your Vehicle

Changing the way you drive and how you maintain your car can reduce your costs by 10% or more. When buying your next car consider looking at energy efficient alternatives.

(Source: U.S. Department of Energy)

Fuel Cost Calculator
Improved fuel economy saves you money every time you fill up! A vehicle that gets 30 MPG will cost you $513 less to fuel each year than one that gets 20 MPG (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $2.05).

Driving More Efficiently
Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Keeping Your Car in Shape
Getting a tune-upFixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done.

Planning and Combining Trips
Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Trip planning ensures that traveling is done when the engine is warmed-up and efficient, and it can reduce the distance you travel.

Buy Energy-Smart Cars
Your fuel costs. Pollution. Our country's dependence on foreign oil. The vehicle you choose to drive and how you drive it affect all of these issues. To minimize these effects, here you can learn about advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and ways to improve your vehicle's fuel efficiency.

WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43111077 -
Gray Television, Inc.