Mike J. Gold
Gas Prices Got You Down?
With skyrocketing gas prices, the frustration over what you pay at the pump is in the forefront of most of our minds.
USA consumes 400 million gallons of gasoline every day. This red hot demand for gas has pushed gas prices to record highs. Colorado gas prices often vary significantly. In many areas, fuel prices can vary by 20-30 cents per gallon or more within a very small area. This makes it even more important for motorists to shop around to find the best deal on fuel. .
Let's take a look at Colorado gas prices as an exaple. The average gas price at present time is hovering near $4.00 per gallon. This number can really make people consider leaving the car at home. I want to offer you more resources to help you stay informed and help you take back some control over what you pay for gas.
Some great resouces I've found:
1 Avoid High Speeds - As your speed increases, your aerodynamic drag increases in an exponential fashion. Driving 62 mph (100 km/h) vs 75 mph (120 km/h) will reduce fuel consumption by about 15%.
8 Avoid Heavy Loads - Remove the sand bags from your trunk in the spring and pack lightly for long trips.
9 Avoid Long Idles - If you anticipate being stopped for more than 1 minute, shut off the car. Restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle for this time.
10 Purchase a Fuel Efficient Vehicle - When buying a new vehicle examine the vehicle's rated fuel efficiency. Usually choosing a small vehicle with a manual transmission will provide you with great fuel economy.