Saving Fuel in Your Car Clean Air Tips

Sunday, June 01, 2014 - With gasoline prices soaring, it is important to make sure you are not wasting fuel.

Check to make sure your tires are properly inflated to improve your mileage. Under-inflated tires can lower MPG by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires.

Observe the speed limit; gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph.

Remove excess weight; avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent.

Keep your engine tuned to fix any problems before they become serious. A well-maintained car lasts longer, gets better mileage and causes less pollution.

If you are waiting for more than 30 seconds, turn the engine off. Idling your car or truck is hard on the engine and wastes expensive fuel.