“With gas prices at all-time highs across the U.S., consumers should know that simple driving techniques and minor maintenance upgrades can increase gas mileage significantly,” noted Doug Hamlin, founder and CEO of autoMedia.com.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
autoMedia.com, an advocate of fuel-efficiency and getting the most out of our cars, has developed a series of easy-to-follow steps that every driver can take to increase gas mileage. Regardless of the type or age of the vehicle, these ten tips will definitely make a substantial difference. Not only will drivers be consuming less gasoline from the world’s increasingly uncertain oil supply, their vehicles will also emit fewer pollutants.
Drivers also save money by visiting those gas pumps less often. In an April survey of consumer sentiment by Kelley Blue Book, 84 percent of car-shoppers said gas prices influenced their purchasing plans. Furthermore, 90 percent said they expected fuel prices to rise even further in the next 30 days.
Half of the gas mileage-boosting tips suggested by autoMedia.com relate to motoring behavior. Drivers are encouraged to slow down; avoiding fuel-wasting fast takeoffs and aggressive driving. They’re also advised to plan ahead, choosing the most advantageous routes for fuel efficiency.
Turning off the energy-draining air conditioner whenever possible can improve gas mileage by as much as 25 percent, according to the EPA. Drivers are advised to avoid carrying unneeded heavy items, keep tires properly inflated, and heed any dashboard indicators that can help a person drive most frugally. Rather than simply listing each tip, autoMedia.com explains–simply and clearly–exactly why following that advice will improve gas mileage.
For those who are contemplating a new vehicle, autoMedia.com also lists the best gas mileage models. Half are hybrids: Toyota Prius, Lexus CT 200h, Honda CR-Z and Civic Hybrid, Ford’s hybrid trio (Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan/Lincoln MKZ), and Hyundai Sonata Blue Hybrid. Others have conventional gasoline engines: smart car, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Cruze, and Fiat 500. Also included are a couple of runners-up, plus several thrifty diesel-engine models.
Offering a multitude of helpful pages, autoMedia.com continues to provide timely and informative automotive articles that can save consumers time and money–when they’re buying a vehicle, and while they’re driving.
“With gas prices at all-time highs across the U.S., consumers should know that simple driving techniques and minor maintenance upgrades can increase gas mileage significantly,” noted Doug Hamlin, founder and CEO of autoMedia.com. “For those in the market for a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle, they have more choices now than ever before. There are some outstanding hybrid cars, electric vehicles, and entry-level standard gas economy-class vehicles for just about every budget that should be on the considered list.”
autoMedia.com was launched in September 2000 by a team of automotive editorial, design, and publishing professionals with the goal to be the premier provider of quality automotive content on and for the Web. Today it boasts over 92,500 pages of original articles, including over 2,500 features researched and written by leading automotive experts, covering new and used car buying, new vehicle previews, road test reviews, car care maintenance, professional driving advice, and technology. Automotive enthusiasts and new car shoppers can read about the latest industry news, pricing, rebates and incentives, view photo galleries and research details on all makes and models. For “automotive advice you can trust,” before you buy a car, visit autoMedia.com.
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