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Travelling this Christmas - Save on Gas Mileage

Girlfridayz thought of doing an unusual post today. Because it the Christmas Season and a lot of people going to be on road. Either business travelling or visiting friends and family. With loads of Christmas presents, foods and travel bags all in your car boot ready for that nice relaxing break with Family and friend. Well, it good to save on your mileage too as running a car could be costly.

So we decided to give you some Mileage Tips and save on gas.

Diving Sensibly

Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33% at motorway speeds and by 5% around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Driver feedback devices can help you drive more efficiently. A recent study suggests that they can help the average driver improve fuel economy by about 3% and that those using them to save fuel can improve gas mileage by about 10%. That's like saving about 0.52p to 0.2p per gallon. Fuel Economy Benefit: 5%–33% Equivalent Gasoline Savings: 0.09p–0.56p/gallon

Observe the Speed Limit

While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional £0.10p per gallon for gas . Observing the speed limit is also safer. Fuel Economy Benefit: 7%–14%*Equivalent Gasoline Savings: 0.10p–0.2 4p/gallon** Average savings, assuming drivers are willing to slow down 5 to 10 mph and fuel costs £1.70 per gallon.

Cargo box

Avoid Hauling Cargo on Your Roof

Hauling cargo on your roof increases aerodynamic drag (wind resistance) and lowers fuel economy. A large, blunt roof-top cargo box, for example, can reduce fuel economy by around 2% to 8% in city driving, 6% to 17% on the motorway, and 10% to 25% at Interstate speeds (65 mph to 75 mph)

Rear-mount cargo boxes or trays reduce fuel economy by much less—only 1% or 2% in city driving and 1% to 5% on the motorway.

If you need to use an external cargo container, removing it when it's not in use will save fuel and money. Fuel Economy Benefit: 2%–17% Equivalent Gasoline Savings: 0.03p–0.29p/gallon.

Remove Excess Weight

Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by about 1%. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle's weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones. Fuel Economy Benefit: 1%/100 lbs. Equivalent Gasoline Savings:


A clean car

Avoid Excessive Idling

Idling refers to running a vehicle's engine when the vehicle is not in motion. This commonly occurs when drivers are stopped at a red light, waiting while parked outside a business or residence, or otherwise stationary with the engine running.

Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner (AC) use. Turn off your engine when your vehicle is parked. It only takes about 10 seconds worth of fuel to restart your vehicle.

Use Cruise Control

cruise control

Using cruise control on the motorway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.


Cost savings are based on an assumed fuel price of 1 litre (1/4 gallon) of gas in London is £1.13

Well I hope you will go on your Christmas Holiday safely and driving the family safely. You may want to carry your present in style so why not check out Girlfridayz Christmas Present box we have stylish travel bag, and business travel bag to carry your laptop and all your important document. Also carry your food safely in a nice cooler bag all these at reasonable price and they make great present for all the family. Our Travel bags will look nicely in your car boot neatly pack and can take plenty belonging. So visit our Christmas Gifts Page

Merry Xmas from Girlfridayz

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