Today’s tip is a little more subtle than most, but if you’re like me, I know it’s going to help you increase your car’s gas mileage and save you money.
Turn down the radio.
At first glance, you’re probably wondering what difference it makes how loud your radio is.Â First off, let me tell you that the loudness of your radio isn’t a direct drain on your fuel economy; it’s not like your radio is gas powered.
More than likely, the loudness of your radio does have a direct effect on how fast you drive.
I’ll be the first to admit, when I’m driving, especially on the highway, and I’m listening to a song with a good beat, it’s not unusual for me to look down at the speedometer and see that I’m going 10 or more miles per hour over the speed limit!Â I’m sure many of you are the same way.
Going back to the very first tip posted on this site, driving even 5 mph over the speed limit, especially at higher speeds, can reduce your car’s gas mileage by close to 7%, if not more.
So if you’re one of those drivers that tends to get a heavier foot the louder the music gets, take the radio down a couple of notches and save some money!