Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious)
Tired of hearing the same gas-saving tips over and over again? Here are some new ways to use less gas:
Park Further Away
Circling is for sharks, vultures and people who don't mind wasting gas. Give up the quest for the perfect parking spot, and settle for one at the back of the lot. You may have to walk a bit further to get to the store, but when did that become a bad thing?
Streamline Your Vehicle
Engineers work hard to make cars as aerodynamic as possible, and then we do our best to undo their efforts. Bike racks, car top carriers, flags, giant wreaths – there's no end to the things we'll stick on our vehicles. Unfortunately, all those add-ons add to your wind resistance and your gas consumption. Keep your mods to a minimum, and you could save big.
Don't Lane Hop
Getting ahead of other cars may be what NASCAR is all about, but it's not what regular driving is all about. Give all the lane changes a rest, and you won't need to apply your foot to the accelerator and brake nearly as often.