fuel cost comparison

Speed Demon or Mileage Maniac?

I'm the latter.  Which one are you?  How fast we drive can have a huge effect on the efficiency of our cars.  It's possible to save alot by changing a few little habits.  How much savings, you ask?  Take for example my Toyota Corolla.  It's rated at 26/36 mpg.  When driving it hard it gets about 26-27 mpg.  When driving easy it jumps up to 32-33mpg.  At today's gas prices that makes a difference of about $230 per year.  For you, those figures will be different depending on your car and how much you drive.  Attached is a spreadsheet which you may use to calculate the savings found by becoming a Mileage Maniac!  Also, here are a few tips to help you go a little farther on what's in your tank! ... keep reading...

How I Got 72 Miles Per Gallon!

Actually it represents a 30% increase in fuel efficiency. My 1993 Honda motorcycle typically gets about 55 mpg. But over the last few weeks I’ve been purposefully thinking about my driving habits and looking for ways to make them more efficient. Well my efforts have paid off. At my last fill-up the calculator said my mileage was 72.29 miles per gallon! Here’s what I’ve been doing. Much of this can easily be applied to 4 wheeled vehicles. ... keep reading...

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