It is all in the way you drive. There are situations when this is not practical but I find that most of the time I can do it.Have you looked at the stickers on automobiles and wondered how if it would be possible to get those mileages? Have you purchased a new car and gotten angry because you could not come close to those figures?.My wife and I purchased a 2004 Mercury Sable.It was rated 23 city and 29 highway.
If we did much in the city we were lucky to get 20 and if we went on a trip our highway mileage was doing good to reach 23.Using information I had heard many years ago, I know not where, because of gas prices, we started changing the way we drive to see if we could get better mileage.Our car has a computer that tracks fuel consumption and tells us the mileage in real time which helps me see the results in a dramatic way but here is the simple method to increase your miles per gallon on any car.When you take off, use a very light pressure on the accelerator.
Build speed gradually. If possible, avoid situations where you have to get up to speed fast.Next is to not use cruise control. Cruise is a sure way to eat a lot of gas.
Whenever possible accelerate while going down hill.Try to take it easy if you have to start out going up hill.When you come to a hill don't try to force your car to maintain your desired speed.
Let it gradually slow down some.I have found that the mileage I get is not determined by the maximum speed I drive but the way I drive.The way they get the figures posted on your new car window is not real world conditions.However I have been able to increase my country and highway mileage to about 27+ MPG and my city to about 24 just by taking it easy on the starts and hills.
I will admit that I go slightly over the speed limit often on the downhill but slow down to well below some times on steep hills.This change may add a few minutes to your commute time but at nearly $3.00 per gallon, my 14.8% increase in gas mileage is significant. It is like getting an extra two gallons in the tank free, every fill-up..Charles Snyder writes mostly article on health. He has written a fiction book called Six Months to Live. He also writes Christian inspiration articles. His web sites are http://sixmonthstolive.
com, from which you can reach his health site and his new site is http://hopeanswers.com.
By: Charles Snyder