Create a lean, green, money-saving machine

Following these simple driving tips can equal extra cash to spend on your travels—together, they can save you as much as $80 on a 700-mile round trip.

Learn more about the I-95 Corridor Coalition's Eco-Driving Campaign.

Before hitting the road…

Get the junk out of your trunk. Save: $.04–$.08/gallon
An extra 100 pounds reduces gas mileage by up to 2%.

Fully inflate your tires. Save: $.11/gallon
Experts estimate a quarter of all vehicles run on underinflated tires.

Change your oil. Save: $.04–$.08/gallon
Using manufacturer recommended grade of motor oil improves fuel economy by 1–2%.

Tighten your fuel cap. Save: 30 gallons/year
One of the easiest possible ways to keep gas in your tank.

On the road…

Slow down and save. Save: $14 by driving 60 MPH instead of 70 MPH
Each 5 MPH you drive over 60 MPH is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon.

Avoid aggressive driving. Save: $1.25/gallon
Speeding, rapid acceleration and hard braking can reduce gas mileage by 33% at highway speeds.

Use cruise control. Save: $.54/gallon
This helps maintain a constant speed and improves fuel econo my up to 7%.

Get E-ZPass to help reduce congestion at toll plazas, which reduces overall fuel consumption for all of us.


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