2094 M-139 Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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Gas Saving Tips

How to buy gasoline

Buy Gasoline during the coolest time of day - early morning or late afternoon is best. During these times gasoline is densest. Keep in mind that gas pumps measure volumes of gasoline, not density of fuel. You are charged per "volume of measurement".

Avoid filling your gas tank to the top

Overfilling results in sloshing over and out of the tank. Never fill the gas tank past the first "click" of the nozzle if the nozzle is automatic.

Drive smoothly and economically

Jack rabbit starts and late braking waste the most fuel. Driving steady increases your gas mileage more than any other single item. Exceeding 40mph forces your auto to overcome tremendous wind resistance. Never exceed legal speed limits. Traveling 55 mph can give you up to 21% better mileage compared to a speed of 70 mph. According to the EPA, each 5 mph over 60 that you drive decreases fuel efficiency by up to 7%.

Keep windows closed

Traveling at highway speeds with your windows open cause "drag" that can reduce your mileage by up to 10%.

Check tire pressure

Some estimates claim the average driver could boost their fuel efficiency by up to 25% just by keeping tires inflated properly. That's a free, cheap repair!

Lose vehicle weight

Government estimates say an extra 100 pounds in your car can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 2%.

Use your cruise control

Cruise control smoothes out the driver's accelerator input by preventing nervous "surging".

Avoid excessive idling

Stopping longer than a minute? Shut your engine off.

Listen to the Pro promise:

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