Don’t Break The Bank: A Simple Guide To Saving Gas Without Destroying Your Vehicle

By Anthony K

Gas prices have reached an all-time high. It is yet unclear when and if they will drop any time soon. Regardless of your wealth status, you probably feel the pain at the pump. For this reason, most people are seeking alternative fuel-economizing methods. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Disregard the fuel-saving gizmo. We all used to watch TV shows on network cable in the days before Netflix, Hulu, and online streaming – back when questionable businesses frequently paid for the advertising costs. You have probably seen a protracted advertisement following late-night Golden Girls repeats. Most of these goods are pure snake oil. They have little effect and, in the worst case, could harm your car.

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Some contend that no matter the model, higher octane is ideal for your car and will improve fuel efficiency. The reality is slightly more nuanced. Every contemporary car contains a device known as a “knock sensor,” which is a mic that listens closely for “knock,” or early explosion frequently brought on by a poor fuel-to-air balance. The sensor detects the knocking sound, and the vehicle’s computer responds by making the appropriate modifications.

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Any normal person can only accomplish a small amount to alter the vehicle’s technical capability for fuel economy. Spend your finances on keeping your car in excellent working condition rather than wasting it on phony quick fixes. In the end, the driver has the biggest impact on fuel efficiency.

Smooth, thoughtful, cautious drivers who plan their routes and moves are more effective on the road than reckless drivers.