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Calculate Your Fuel Costs
Planning a trip and keeping a close eye on your spending? Using current gasoline prices from AAA's daily Fuel Gauge Report, as well as the latest highway fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for your vehicle, the AAA Fuel Cost Calculator estimates the amount and cost of gasoline needed to complete a vacation trip.
Gas Watcher’s Guide
The tough economy has consumers looking everywhere to save money. Eco-friendly gas saving tips can be found in our Gas Watcher’s Guide. The booklet provides tips to help drivers prolong the life of their vehicles and reduce harmful emissions and save fuel, such as:
- Consolidate trips and errands to reduce driving
- Slow down; vehicles burn more fuel at higher speeds
- Minimize braking by watching traffic ahead
- Avoid quick starts and stops
- Keep your tires inflated to recommended pressures
- Lighten your load; vehicle weight affects mileage
Fuel Saving Tips
Use octane called for by the manufacturer. Check your vehicle owner’s manual. If your vehicle does not require premium or mid-grade fuel, purchase less expensive, regular unleaded gas. Motorists can save hundreds of dollars over time by not springing for extra octane.
Keep tires inflated at the proper pressure. Under inflated tires are a safety hazard and can cut fuel economy by as much as 2 percent per pound of pressure below the recommended level.
Moving components should be properly lubricated and ignition and emission systems operating properly. This will help your vehicle achieve maximum fuel economy and extend its useful life.
Don’t race a cold engine to warm it up. Avoid extended idling to warm up the engine. Start driving as soon as the engine is started but avoid rapid acceleration.
Use air conditioning only when needed. Air conditioning dramatically reduces fuel economy. Most air conditioners have an “economy” setting that allows the circulation of unchilled air.
Spark plugs must be in good condition. Some will last for 100,000 miles, but many need to be replaced more often.
Check the air filter twice a year, or more often in dusty conditions. A dirty air filter increases fuel consumption and can cause poor performance.
Take care of car-care “incidentals” that can affect fuel use. For example, a defective radiator thermostat can waste gas by extending the engine’s warm-up time or decreasing the engine’s operating temperature. A stuck brake caliper can create drag, which also wastes fuel.
Make sure a replacement gas cap is the right one for your car. A poorly fitting cap can cause engine problems.
Remove snow tires during good weather seasons; traveling on deep tire tread really robs fuel!