Posts Tagged ‘consumption’

A Good Fuel Card

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

When people talk about saving money because of the economic downturn we are currently facing, the topic inevitably goes to gasoline consumption as it is major item in every person’s budget. Gasoline is necessary to get to work, to school, or any place where we make business or perform our day to day activities. While people did not bother in the past to calculate the amount of money they were putting into their gas tank, everybody now is pinching pennies when it comes to gas fill up. All manners of saving money on gas purchases had been thought of by everybody and different schemes come up on how to save on that very precious liquid.
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How Gas Cards Can Help Your Business

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

For a business to profit, its income must exceed its operating expenses. Such things as rent, electric and water consumption, fuel, and gas fall under operating expenses. If your business is a freight or delivery service, then you can further maximize your profits by downsizing on your fuel costs.
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Cost Savings And Auto Maintenance: Cutting Back On Fuel Consumption

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Current inflation rates especially on gas prices are making more and more people start to search for ways to cut back on their gas consumption. Many are trying ways to cope such as commuting and doing car pools. Definitely it could be efficient to save if using your car is not really necessary. However, there are just situations that using your car cannot be avoided. Magazine, current news and even online, you’d find numerous advise on how to beat oil price hikes. How can we know if these are true or not?

Here are a number of more reliable tips on conserving fuel and improving your vehicles mileage and over all engine ability.

1. Don’t drive too fast. Abide by speed limits posted on the streets. Though this might not be very exciting, there is sense behind it. Driving a little too fast makes your fuel burn faster too. Following speed limits not only keep you safe from accidents, they help you save on fuel too.

2. Use the cruise control tool to efficiently keep a constant speed and aid you in decreasing fuel usage.

3. Turn on the o/d icon on your dashboard when you’re on a highway. These are overdrive gears that can help improve the way your car consumes the fuel.

4. Know and be aware of traffic situations. Your car’s gas consumption lowers by 5-10 percent when you brake and accelerate too frequently while tailgating.

5. Free up your trunk space, carrying the weight of unneeded items is like having another person riding with you without splitting the gas cost.

6. Turn of the engine whenever possible, even if you are just waiting. You safe on fuel, and you contribute less to air pollution.

7. Schedule your errands so you won’t have to go back and forth the same store or area for forgotten trips or items.

8. Know your cars correct octane level. Different cars vary in octane level requirements. The higher the octane, the more expensive the fuel becomes.

9. Cars with poor engine condition will consumer 20 percent more fuel than that of more efficient ones. Have your car checked and repaired at service stations.

10. Get your car wheels aligned and checked for the right inflation.

11. Change your oil as much as possible. Oil changes are very important to keep engines clean and work efficiently.

12. Pollutants not only affect us humans. These can also damage the integral engine components. Keep your car filters clean and change them regularly.

13. Older cars are less efficient. Depending on the kind that you need, get a fuel efficient automobile.

And finally, you can also get yourself a gas card. These can be very helpful, whether prepaid or a gas credit card. It is bound to assist you in your search for ways on cutting back on fuel costs. Different cards offer rebates, cash backs, discounts on auto parts or services, plus points for purchases at gas station convenience stores and a lot more.

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Automotive Maintenance And Saving – How To Save On Fuel Consumption

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

With the rising prices of fuel in the world market, it is inevitable that people start becoming aware of the need to save on their gas consumption.  People are scrambling to learn the ropes of commuting since it might be more cost efficient, while some are organizing car pools. This is also why there have been so much advise floating around about how to beat the oil price hike, some of them true, some not.
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How to Reduce Your Gasoline Consumption

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Reducing your use of gasoline isn’t just a way to help you save some money. Of course, at $4 a gallon, you must be crazy not to try to save some money. You’re not even sure that it’s going to stay that way, sometimes even the littlest threat of war drives gas up so high between one day and the next. It’s basically highway robbery at the gas station, without the trains and masked bandits. So finding out how to reduce or even eliminate your gas consumption can actually save you thousands of dollars every year! (more…)

What’s The Buzz About Hybrids

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

If you’ve been listening to the hype these past few years, then you know a bit about hybrid vehicles. Researchers have been looking for ways for us to reduce gasoline consumption, since gas is not a renewable resource. But do they live up to the hype? More importantly, will investing in a hybrid car save you money in the long run?
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