I wish I knew for certain that today’s tip actually does help you get better gas mileage, but even if it doesn’t, you’ll have the nicest looking car in the neighborhood.
Regularly wash and wax your vehicle.
If this idea actually works, I wish I could take credit for it (if it turns out to be a scam, you didn’t get the idea from me). While searching other gas saving sites, I came across a tip that claims if you wash and wax your car, you can improve your gas mileage by up to 7%, which based on today’s prices would be about $.27 per gallon.
Not too shabby.
The basic idea behind it is, after washing and waxing your car, the surface of the vehicle is much more likely to be nice and smooth, therefore, it should be more aerodynamic than when you have lots of bug guts smeared all over.
It looks like a sound theory, but I don’t know if simply cleaning your car will increase your fuel economy that drastically. However, it’s worth a shot because at the very least, your car’s going to look nice.
Especially if you’re NOT kicking sweet rims.