10 ways to cut down on fuel costs

10 ways to cut down on fuel costs

by Roman on May 28, 2008

A huge marketing campaign started across Europe today with the goal to save fuel, money and the environment.

Over 40 oil companies, 45 000 gas stations and 29 countries are taking part.

Here are 10 things the marketing campaign is recommending people to do.

  1. Service your car and check the oil level regularly
  2. Check tire pressure once a month
  3. Take everything that you don’t need out of the trunk and from your back seat.
  4. Close your car windows when you are driving fast
  5. Only use the air conditioner when it’s absolutely necessary
  6. Start driving soon after starting the engine and stop the motor if the car is not driving for more than 1 minute.
  7. Drive with a reasonable speed and smoothly
  8. When accelerating shift to a faster car as soon as possible (Most cars in Europe use the “stick”)
  9. Try to sense what is going to happen in the traffic before it happens
  10. Share your car with others.

If you ask me, these recommendations are quite simple and can even seem somewhat stupid to a person who knows a little about saving gas.

I have a feeling that Europe needs this campaign badly – the average gas price is about 8 to 9 dollars per gallon.

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{ 17 comments }

Adam Primero May 29, 2008 at 10:10 pm

I don’t get number 9, in relation to MPG anyway.
But I think I read something similar somewhere… hmm?

Steve March 31, 2011 at 7:49 am

Are you kidding me.Omg you really think your going to save gas with these ridiculous suggestions.get over it,if you want to save gas ride a bike.people kill me with there simple minded reasoning.

Roman May 30, 2008 at 2:16 am

I think that number 9 basically means that when you know that the next traffic light will have a red light, then there is no point of accelerating and then stopping in order to start again.

Changed the wording of number 9 – hopefully it will be more understandable this way

Blogging Resources May 30, 2008 at 7:11 am

this article is really useful for Indian car owner now days being the petrol cost rising day by day such small precautions can do a lot of difference to your monthly fuel expenses

Roman May 30, 2008 at 7:34 am

Yeah, these tips can be beneficial for Indian car drivers to save some money and also for all car drivers around the world!
That is if you don’t live in Venezuela – the gas prices over there are about 19 US cents a gallon or 5 cents per liter

Blogging Resources May 30, 2008 at 10:33 am

U kidding me mate 5 cents per liter we Indian cant even dream of that price

in India its more then a $1 and they say there gonna be 4/5 INR price hike by next month :(

Roman May 30, 2008 at 10:48 am

The prices in Venezuela are so cheap because they have a lot of oil that they are selling to other countries and they figured that they can let their own people have the gas cheaper than it actually costs. It’s called subsidising.
And if Wikipedia is correct then India is also paying a little bit to keep the gas prices a bit lower for the people!

Jeff June 2, 2008 at 11:53 am

Dude! Gas is $4.00 a gallon here in the U.S.

Roman June 2, 2008 at 1:18 pm

If you take into account how much an average Indian person makes vs a person in the US, the gas is probably more expensive in India. Relatively speaking I bet that an Indian spends a bigger % of his income on gas than a person in the US.

shandera July 15, 2008 at 4:42 pm

you’ll should thank GOD for $4.00 a gallon of gas, I live in The Bahamas- Nassau, i spend $5.79 and the cheapest is $5.69, and it’s going up in the next two weeks.
you’ll Americans are soooooooooo ungrateful.
stop being gready.

you’ll don’t want to go in other country to buy Gas/Oil cause you’ll dont want to help their country!
now if The Bahamas go and get Gas/Oil from another country rather then the USA you’ll will put us on your “”so called BLACK LIST””! you’ll are “”selfish””

Jermaine Jackson January 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Yeah, what did the Bahamas ever produce besides airstrips to run dope? I mean, besides linguists like you?

Roman January 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

lol, be nice guys!

Wilko July 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

So how does one do this: “When accelerating shift to a faster car as soon as possible”?

Do you jump into another faster car when you want to accelerate? ;-)

adam bunchau March 24, 2011 at 3:25 am

number 8 – did anyone proof read this? It seems every page on this website has shocking errors, either grammar or nonsensical statements! On my previous read I was told that the UAE is the 4th richest country in the world… then I was told that Kuwait is the 4th richest country in the world.

Please read articles carefully before publishing!

Steve March 31, 2011 at 7:54 am

Are you kidding me.Referring to these stupid ways to save gas.Oh I’m sorry you might save pennies on the gallon that will really help.You want to save gas stop driving and ride a bike.get over it we are dealing with greedy oil companies and greedy America.I am over it listening to simple minded stupid people.The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Fuel Briquetting June 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

This content is really useful for Native indian car proprietor now times being the petrol cost increasing day by day such little safety measures can do a lot of change to your per month petrol expenses

Fuel Briquetting June 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

This content is really useful for Native indian car proprietor now times being the petrol cost increasing day by day such little safety measures can do a lot of change to your per month petrol expenses…….

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