With inflation on the rise, you may be wondering how you can save on fuel.
One possibly overlooked method on how to save money on gas this summer is to leverage the power and effectiveness of a performance chip linked to a save gas app. A Chip Your Car performance chip is much more than a performance booster. It is also an important element in an integrated strategy for saving on fuel costs this summer.
A one-size-fits-all approach to saving on fuel is silly and bound to fail, so let’s look at a unified approach that will not only put money back into your pocket but enhance your car’s performance as we try to make driving pleasurable for you again.
Tip #1: Organize your trips
Routine trips like commutes to work are the bread and butter of this strategy. Share the commute with colleagues who live nearby or with friends who work near your office. The savings here are tremendous.
One happy office manager sent an email and found other people in his building who he had no idea lived in his town. By pooling their commutes, he (and the other participants) cut down on fuel bills by a whopping 60% since she only had to drive to work once every four days instead of daily.
Tip #2: Don’t keep your car idling
Since you use a quarter of a gallon of gas for every hour you keep your car idling, it stands to reason that if your commute takes forty minutes each way, and of that forty minutes, you spend at least eight minutes idling, then in any one week you are using up a gallon and a quarter of fuel just idling. If you figure this out monthly, you’re wasting five gallons on idling just on your commute alone!
By the way, let us lay one bugbear to rest straightaway–it is absolute tosh that restarting your car uses more fuel than idling. The exact opposite is true: turning your vehicle off saves more money than idling.
Tip #3: Keep tires properly inflated
If your car doesn’t come with a tire-pressure warning system, you could be missing out on a big saving without realizing it: are your tires properly inflated?
Overinflated tires aren’t the problem here (although you should always keep your tires inside the pressure range specified by your car’s manufacturer). The insidious gas-guzzlers are underinflated tires. Underinflated tires increase the car’s friction on the road and create massive resistance to the vehicle’s motion.
It’s such an easy fix that produces such excellent results, it is disheartening to see someone obviously and merrily driving without realizing how much money they are throwing away.
Tip #4: Be conservative with your driving
Of course, for any red-blooded male, screaming down the highway, having blasted off at a red light, and screeching through the streets is great fun. However, apart from being illegal, driving this way is also the equivalent of taking a wrecking ball to your fuel economy.
Studies by the AAA (American Automobile Association) show that excessive acceleration followed by hard braking can negatively affect your fuel economy on highways by an astonishing 30%, while in stop-and-go traffic, the self-taxation on fuel (which is what it is; you’re simply burning off fuel without good reason) is an eye-watering 40%.
Tip #5: Chip your car with a Chip Your Car performance chip.
A Chip Your Car performance chip is the extra edge you need to complete your gas-saving strategy. Yes, you’ve worked out your routine trips and brought down your mileage. You no longer keep your car idling, you keep your tires properly inflated, and you’ve begun to drive like you don’t want to buy oil company executives their next yacht because inflation’s going through the roof, and we could all use a little extra slack in our weekly bills.
Most people don’t realize that our Chip Your Car performance chip can tip that final difference on how to save money on gas from “okay” to “outstanding”, because most folks think that performance chips are all about zooming around at lunatic miles an hour.
Actually, our chips improve your gas mileage by up to 4-6 mpg while boosting your vehicle’s performance by up to 60 hp (depending on the make and model of the car).
You don’t need an engineer or technician to install one of our chips. If you’re wondering how it works, it’s by using an all-new ECU (Electronic Control Unit), meaning when you take out our Chip Your Car performance chip (but why would you?) your car goes back to being exactly what it was with nothing changed.