Don’t worry; we’re not telling you to drive downhill without using the brakes!
We’re talking about conscientiously using your brakes. As an experienced driver, you’ve probably noticed that your vehicle slows down when you let off the gas. Consequently, coasting slows you down without having to use the brakes.
This not only reduces the wear and tear on your brakes, but also the fuel level in your tank since decelerating implicitly requires accelerating soon afterwards. This leads to higher fuel consumption.
This advice can be applied when the road conditions are ideal. However, you must use your brakes to slow down in many situations and should not play with fire.
Join a rewards program
Rewards come in many forms: credit cards in association with a bank and a gas station, digital point cards, instant rebates and more.
The list could go on and on. However, the fact remains the same: rewards programs can save you a lot of money. Make a comparison chart, and you’ll see!
Plus, combining some of these fuel-saving tips with a rewards program will allow you to save big.
JOURNIE Rewards is a great example of how to save money at the pump. The program allows you to collect points through an app (goodbye dozens of cards in your wallet) and receive discounts.
You can redeem the points for fuel, in-store purchases and car washes.
Use your air conditioning sparingly
Air conditioners are practical but not very economical. That’s right! Turning on the air conditioner in your car uses fuel.
Most systems have five levels for regulating how much cold air comes from the vents. We don’t advise having the air conditioner always pointed at the floor.
In any case, running your air conditioner at full blast for long periods can be detrimental to your health and cost you a lot of money.
If you’re attached to your air conditioner, it’s still a good idea to reduce how much you use it. This could mean alternating between using the air conditioner and rolling down the windows.
You can also try using the recirculation option, which recycles the interior air.