Fuel Economy Tip – Pack What You Need

Today’s tip is particularly relevant with the start of vacation season and will hopefully help you save a bit of gas.

When going on vacation, pack light and bring only what you need.

The whole premise of packing light to save gas goes back to the reduce excess weight tip. For every extra 100 pounds you carry in your vehicle, you will reduce your gas mileage from 1 to 2 percent. On a long road trip, that can add up, especially if you’re traveling in one of those gas guzzling SUVs.

Here are some ways you can reduce the amount of crap you’re carrying when you go on vacation:

  • Don’t bring groceries, just buy everything when you get to your vacation spot.
  • Don’t over pack your clothes.
  • Take all the extra junk out of your trunk that’s not related to your vacation.
  • Leave the kids at home (just kidding)

Long story short, it’s easy to make sure that you don’t over pack and by doing so, you’ll increase your car’s gas mileage.

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