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The Current Top Rated Gas Saving Tips:
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Updated: January 14, 2011

 

 

 

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Below are some of the best gas saving advice tips: sites, pages, & videos that we have come across based on the factors:

  • That some may contain tips that are unobvious
  • While some may be obvious but are thorough
  • Still others score because they are well presented
  • No biased information or hidden motives suspected

Because gas prices are already rising and expected to rise dramatically this coming summer, we plan on updating this page frequently. The top 5, 10, this week may very well not be the same next week, or the week after…

  • Remember AW reported months ago that according to Popular Mechanics magazine**, the lowest octane rating fuel for your vehicle that is safe according to the vehicle owners manual is actually the most fuel efficient. So, providing that your vehicle is running normally, if the owners manual says for example to use fuel with at least an 87 octane rating, then 87 octane rated fuel will actually provide better fuel efficiency than 89 or 93 (supreme unleaded) rated octane fuel.
  • Most people who put supreme unleaded fuel in their vehicle have no need to, as the lower grade rated octane fuel will work just fine in most vehicles and probably better in such vehicles.

*** Though many of the sites, pages, and videos say that installing a clean air filter will help get more MPG, AW has verified that it does not, at least not on fuel injected computer controlled engines (It is verified bad advice, see: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/Air_Filter_Effects_02_26_2009.pdf ) However, it can improve performance and acceleration time, and is just plain good maintenance practice.

You’ll find some disagreements among the various sites, pages, and videos.  But many tips are universally agreed upon.  While others are not known whether they work or not or by how much....

 

Top Videos:

1.

Double Your Gas Mileage! 2X by Kipkay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHAUsGlfbx8&NR=1
Why it ranks high with AW:    Well presented, some unobvious material, no hidden endorsements


2.

Gas Saving Tips by FordEnvironmental
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUqBHC0GGTw
Why it ranks high with AW:    Well presented, thorough coaching
 


3.

7 Easy Ways To Save Money On Gas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oKsHlZollg
Why it ranks high with AW:    Well presented, some unobvious material presented, enthusiasm
 


4.

CNN News-gas saving tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrX_t_bw5_g&feature=related
Why it ranks high with AW:    Presented with tips in an order of importance, some unobvious material

 


5.

What Gas saving Tips Are Worthwhile by Business Week
http://feedroom.businessweek.com/index.jsp?fr_story=eb007fcada12a8f5729e4dc361a06a913be7e921
Why it ranks high with AW:


 

New Gas Saving Tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvOkm-qvi7g
Why it ranks high with AW:    Great explanations of the why of the tips


Gas saving tips from AAA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd_lkkYS4aE
Why it ranks high with AW:    Well presented



 

Hot To Get Better Gas Mileage by Lauren Fix at Howdini
http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-7561809.html
Why it ranks high with AW:    Well presented


 

Top Sites / Pages:

1.

Money Saving Gas Tips (Site) by Alliance to Save Energy
http://drivesmarterchallenge.org/money-saving-tips/Default.aspx

Why it ranks high with AW:   Concept of the site, cleanly presented.


2.

We Test the Tips What Really Saves Gas? And How Much? (Page) by Edmunds, Inc.
http://www.edmunds.com/fuel-economy/we-test-the-tips.html?articleid=106842&

Why it ranks high with AW:   Cleanly presented with an apparent great care in researching facts, challenging some conventional wisdom.


3.

75 Gas Saving Driving Tips (page) at ChristainPF.com
http://christianpf.com/75-gas-saving-tips/

Why it ranks high with AW:   Presented with tips in an order of importance, thoroughness


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5.

Save Money on Gas by Lazy Man and Money
http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/how-to-save-on-gas-35-tips/

Why it ranks high with AW:   Simple & straightforward, feedback displayed


Good, Better, Best: How to Improve Gas Mileage (Page) by The Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt064.shtm

Why it ranks high with AW:   Presented clean, simple straightforward tips with an available PDF format and printer friendly version.


 


 

 
     

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