Fuel Economy Tip – Reduce Your Driving

Today’s tip may be the most common sense tip in the history of the world, but at the same time, so many people take needless trips that this tip is worth giving out.

Don’t drive if you don’t have to.

The easiest way to go about saving gas is to simply not drive your vehicle!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating becoming a reclusive hermit. What I am saying is to decide whether or not a trip is necessary before actually going out and driving your car.

If the trip is necessary, can you walk, ride your bike or use mass transit to get there and back?

So, long story short, if your goal is to reduce the amount of money you spend on your car’s gas, the most simple way to go about doing that is by reducing the amount of time you drive.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not to mention that if everyone in the country did this, then the DEMAND for gas would decrease, and therefore the PRICE would decrease as well. 2 birds with 1 stone. Stop driving so much and get rid of your freakin’ gas guzzling SUV you typical ignorant Americans.

  2. I think “typical ignorant Americans” is a pretty bold blanket statement, especially considering your basis for that (we all drive SUVs) is incorrect as only 1 in 4 drivers have some sort of SUV or truck.

    All of that being said, you do have a good point regarding the reduction of demand would mean a reduction in price. That of course assumes that gas companies wouldn’t raise prices to make up the difference.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m tired of being lumped together with the idiots in America.

    We’re not all SUV-driving, McDonald’s-eating, Fox News-watching morons.

    Don’t form your opinions of an entire nation based upon what you see on your television.

  4. Agreed.

  5. As a french person, I’m glad to hear that you guys in America are not “all SUV-driving, McDonald’s-eating and Fox News-watching morons” !
    ;-)

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  1. [...] Don’t drive if you don’t have to (see, I told you these were pretty common sense). Think about it, how many small, wasted trips do you take each week where you drive less than a mile or two? If you’re going to the grocery store to do some major shopping it’s certainly understandable to bring your car, but if you’re just going to pick up a couple items, why not walk or ride your bike? Same can be said for trips to friends’ houses, driving the kids to school, etc., etc. Moral of the story: if you don’t drive you don’t use gas. [...]

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