Summer vacations, even day-to-day commutes and other travels, can become costly pretty quick. Between hotel expenses, food, gasoline, entertainment expenditures and souvenirs, taking out a significant loan to cover your planned adventures may not be out of the question. Fortunately, simple actions can be taken to reduce these costs. One of those actions involves improving your fuel efficiency. By improving your fuel efficiency you not only save money, you also increase gas mileage, reduce harmful emissions and extend the life of your vehicle.
These 12 ways to improve fuel efficiency on your vehicle will help you get started:
1. Make sure your tires have the proper air pressure. Tire pressure does effective fuel efficiency. With the proper pressure, your vehicle will run better. It is also important sure your vehicle has manufacturer-recommended tires on it. Narrow tires help minimize drag, but may give you insufficient traction when you need it the most. Go with manufacturer-recommended.
2. Get rid of the junk in your trunk. Too much weight in your vehicle, even an additional ten pounds, will have an impact. Keep the emergency, road-side kit, first-aid kit and luggage you will need for your vacation. Other than that, take out the rest. No reason to lug it around when it will only slow you down. (Remember to clear out your vehicle after you return as well.)