I have a few old ideas and one new idea to help you fight back against high gas prices. I just got back from the gas station, and I got $20 worth of regular and that equaled less than 7 gallons of fuel. The price of gas is truly making my bank account sick. I know where spoiled, and in some places they are paying up to seven dollars a gallon for regular gas. But this fact does not make me any happier about the high gas price situation.
I know that there are a lot of articles on the subject of increasing your fuel economy. And I will probably cover something that you have read before, but hang in there I have a surprise ending.
So forgive me but my first suggestion is to replace your air filter on a regular basis. The air filter is one of the most overlooked parts that can easily help you fight back against high gas prices. It is easy to forget about the air filter replacement as far as regular maintenance. But it is a large bang for your buck, car maintenance investment. The easier your car can breathe, the better the air fuel mixture and the more efficiently the engine will burn your precious gas.
Yes, and the next one I am sure you have heard a million times, but I must mention it. Keeping your tires properly inflated. This is the second easiest way to fight back against high gas prices. You do not want to overfill the tires, what you do want is to keep the tire pressure at the maximum recommended level. The harder the tire is the less resistance it takes to roll it down the road. A soft tire is not only a safety problem, but is also the leading cause of poor fuel economy.
Keep in mind that your vehicle is designed to get a specific amount of miles per gallon. You want to make sure that your vehicle is at least close to this maximum figure. Once you are at that point, almost nothing that you do will help the situation in the fight against rising gas prices.
I am trying a new twist in my own personal flight back against rising gas prices. As I was driving down the road burning my fuel, I noticed many vehicles that were wrapped in advertisements. At first I didn’t understand what this was all about, but after doing some research on the Internet I found out that these people are either receiving a free car to drive in exchange for exposure for advertising companies or receiving monthly payments for driving these mobile billboards. I did some research on the subject and found that you can also place advertisements on your own vehicle and receive a modest monthly payment for your advertising services. If you receive only $200 a month for placing a small ad on your vehicle. This may alone, cover your monthly fuel costs depending on how far you drive.