Gas prices have gone through the roof in the last couple of years. Everyone knows this and everyone complains about it. Unfortunately, gas prices are not going to drop any time soon, nor are they ever going to be as cheap as they used too. As consumers, the best thing we can do is learn how to get the most out of our gas. Here are some tricks I’ve been using that have almost doubled my gas mileage.
The first thing you want to do is empty any excess weight from your car. Check your trunk and make sure you aren’t carrying around unnecessary items. If you pay for road side assistance, there is no need to carry a spare tire and jack. Instead, just keep a bottle of liquid tire sealant and a small air pump in your car. Removing 50 to 60 pounds of excess weight from your vehicle could add as much as one or two miles to your average gas mileage.
Routine maintenance is also important. Be sure to change your oil every 3000 miles. Once a month, check to make sure your tires are properly inflated. It is also good to add a fuel injection cleaner to your gas tank once every 3000 miles. Doing all of these steps religiously will ensure your engine is running properly, thus giving you the best overall gas mileage.
Never leave your car running in idol for more than 30 seconds. If you’re waiting to meet someone, stuck at a long red light, or in a traffic jam, turning off your engine and air conditioning will spare the use of unnecessary gas. Just because you’re not pushing your foot on the gas pedal does not mean you’re not using gas. Pay attention to the times your car is running but not being driven.
By now, if you have followed all of these steps, you’ve probably added about 5 or 6 miles to your overall gas mileage, which is a pretty significant gain; but here’s the one trick that will surely benefit you the most… adding pure acetone to your gas tank in small amounts will increase your gas mileage tremendously. Car manufacturers and oil companies don’t want to tell you this information because it will almost double your gas mileage, as well as, the life of your automobile, but it’s true. If you do some research on the internet, you’ll find that people have known about this trick for years, and that it is proven to work.
Since I began implementing all of these tricks, I have brought my gas mileage up from 18 miles a gallon to 30 miles a gallon. Don’t be a slave to the oil companies. Be smart about how you drive and how you take care of your vehicle.