Oncken Insurance Agency, P.C. Blog
We have to admit that in this current economy we are experiencing significant inflation. One notable thing is the oil price in the market that gradually increases along with the passing of time. The price hike of petrol and diesel cannot be eluded, and drivers are the ones significantly impacted by this.
During these tough times, we look for efficient ways to save even just a penny. Here are some of the fuels saving tips that we can work around:
Avoid Rush Hour
One of the worst that can happen when you’re driving is getting stuck in traffic. Every time you have to make a stop then get your gear moving again, it eats a lot of fuel. When you let your car sit in a traffic jam for a long time when the engine is running, it costs you a lot of fuel also. If this happens, try going on a steady, slow pace rather than accelerating then breaking. Know also what best detour to take to circumvent road traffic.
Go On Minimal Trips
If you’re planning on running some errands, if possible do it in one trip. For instance, if you’re going to the supermarket, don’t go separately. Best practice if you do your shopping or errands all in one day, so you don’t have to make a lot of trips back and forth. Or if it can’t be helped, choose the nearest store. That would save you a lot of time and money on gas.
Keep Your Windows Shut
Wind your windows up when you’re fighting off the blistering heat especially when the air conditioner is on. If you are going on a road trip or just a regular drive down the road, it's best to use air ventilation. Rolling the windows up helps you save a lot of fuel energy when you’re cooling your car from the heat.
Keep A Constant Speed When Driving
Advancing another car to get ahead is not a good idea if you’re into lowering your fuel bill. The key is to be patient. Accelerating won’t get you near saving your fuel consumption. Just keep it slow.
Keep In Check With Your Speed Limit
Violating the traffic law by going over the speed limit does not only cause you to be fined or worst be I jailed, but it can also take a toll on your fuel consumption. When you're on a minor speed, you burn less fuel.
Turn The Ac Off
Put simply when the AC is not in use, shut it down. Leaving the AC on unnecessarily consumes a massive amount of your fuel. You don’t want to be running on low gas unexpectedly.
Road trips are exciting, and standard practice is we tend to bring along bulky items which are not very advisable. More weight means more effort and more effort means more fuel consumption for your car to able to move under heavyweights. So it goes to say also that the lesser, the better the effect on your fuel consumption.
Cars are our lifetime investment, so we take whatever cost-efficient measures available. Having one is a luxury but saving for its insurance is also part of your car’s maintenance. At Oncken Insurance Agency, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (281) 256-8310. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.