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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Drive Slow Save Gas

Gas is going up this summer and not going down. What can you do to save a few bucks this summer? Driving slow or moderate speed enables your vehicle to maintain the effective fuel efficiency of the car, which in turn can help to reduce the excessive use of gas.

The best speed for most cars to get fuel efficiency is between 45 and 65 mph. Research shows that the average speed for effective fuel efficiency is at 55 mph for most cars. When driving at this speed, the car performs at its best mpg hence reducing the amount of fuel consumption. In addition, you can also increase your speed up to 65 mph with the same fuel efficiency. Best fuel efficiency speed for large and heavy trucks is around 45 mph while for sports cars it is 65 mph.

Decelerating and accelerating.
Speeding up and slowing down is what gets most of us. Most people think that the quicker you accelerate or decelerate, the quicker you move or stop can save gas and time. That would be wrong. When you accelerates or decelerates quickly your car engine uses a lot of power/gas. It is recommended that you drive slower which reduces the power output of the engine lowering the amount of gas used.

Lower acceleration and deceleration technique should mostly be used at stop signs or when making a turn. Use less fuel, save money!

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