- Watch the crosswalk signs (to know if the light is going to change soon)
- Leave room in front of your car (to allow for breaking slowly)
- Don’t accelerate too quickly.
- Don’t brake if you don’t have to.
- Minimize running mechanical and electrical accessories (e.g. air conditioning).
- Inflate your tires (to the proper psi according to the manual, or just slightly more; too much more and you can be asking for trouble).
- Overinflate tires
- Place cardboard over the radiator
- Tailgate a truck to reduce wind drag
- Death turns (turning off the engine when making 25 mph turn going at 50 mph.)
"If you went from say a combined city/highway 22 mpg based on your previous habits to 30 mpg (a 36% increase), and you drove 12,000 miles per year with gas at $3.70/gallon, this would save you $538 over a year. Worth it? Your decision."Other people just like to drive crazy. It was interesting to see what driving habits increase or decrease efficiency. Happy driving.