One Month’s Gas, FREE!

Free Gas

These 10 tried and true methods will slash your car’s fuel consumption. And in just one year you’ll have saved the equivalent of a month’s worth of gasoline:

  1. Use your air conditioner as little as possible. And never run it with the windows partially down.
  2. Keep your car tuned up regularly.
  3. Make sure your car is aligned.
  4. Rotate the tires every 5,000 miles.
  5. Get rid of unnecessary stuff in your trunk. The lighter the load, the better the gas mileage.
  6. Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  7. Park in the shade. The sun’s heart evaporates the gas in your tank.
  8. Avoid jackrabbit starts from a dead stop.
  9. Some grocery stores offer customer-loyalty vouchers good for free gas. Ask if yours does.
  10. Avoid traffic jams whenever possible. Idling engines waste gas. Perhaps you can change your working hours from 9 to 5 to 10 to 6 or 8 to 4.

Do you have any tips? Did I leave something out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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11 Responses to One Month’s Gas, FREE!

  1. Kim says:

    Hi!

    The price of gaz is really getting out of hand. I live in the Laurentians and work in Montreal and am really starting to consider moving or changing job because it really makes a dent in my budget. Even if I drive at about 95-98 km/hour I have to fill the tank every 4 days… I really miss the gaz at ,58$ in the 90’s

    I also considering buying a bike or working from home (that’s an idea!)

    But the solution is alternative source of energy and converted car….

  2. venturellak says:

    Wow, thanks for these tips. They are so helpful, and they helped me prove to someone that trunk weight affects gas mileage.

  3. Bruce says:

    On the subject of idling, I like to suggest that you turn your car off when waiting in line to pick up the kids from school, or in line at a drive-through, waiting for trains, etc.
    Good tips!

  4. Heather says:

    Although flexible hours could help as far as the traffic, you would really need to go for 7 – 3 or 10:30 – 6:30 for it to really make an impact.

    I have worked both from 9:00 – 6:00 and now 7:30 – 3:30 and already hit a fair amount of traffic out to the West Island.

    Public Transit is not a possibility out there, not enough trains available so I would suggest that an increase of train schedules and bus schedules might really help.

    Have a great day!

  5. Good tips! Here’s a few I like:

    1. Drive slower! Not *too* slow, of course, but refrain from going over the speed limit–it does help!

    2. Avoid using brakes when they’re unnecessary (hear me out!). If there’s no one behind you and a red light up ahead, just slowly drift to a stop and use brakes at the end.

  6. David Tyler says:

    Great idea Courtney! I drive standard and have been using the “coasting” technique for the last 2 weeks. It’s like riding a skateboard again…looking for a good slope at 100 km/hr and riding it ’til I start losing momentum…

  7. Cookiemama says:

    Shop around for gas. Thursdays-Monday gas prices are usually higher. Keep an eye out for cheaper gas and buy it even if your tank isn’t completely empty!

  8. R Burkart says:

    Avoid going through drivethroughs at restaurants ,for food drinks, turn car off at long stops,ie train crossings, or better idea is take bicycle in summer to work if you can ,take a bus,drive a smaller car,try and move closer to work and avoid using air conditioners in car,open windows

  9. Ruth says:

    Use Cruise Control on the Highway when possible (but NEVER when the roads are wet). This helps save on gas.

  10. R Burkart says:

    At gas station stores, buy only gas and avoid purchasing any other products, to put pressure on companies to lower fuel prices! Boycott the major gas stations and fuel up at independant stations

  11. Janine Dempster says:

    Hi David!

    Re: Fuel Consumption

    Big problem isn’t it? Well, I think people should either carpool or rely on bus or train transportation.

    Thanks
    Janine Dempster

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