Will Ohio Gas Prices Increase to $5 Per Gallon?
There has been speculation that the cost of Ohio gas prices could reach $5.00 per gallon by this summer. We are currently at the highest price ever for this time of the year. There are many things you can do as a car or truck owner to maximize your gas mileage.
- One of the most important things you can do is proper tire inflation.
- Proper wheel alignment is very important to fuel mileage and also prolongs the life of your tires.
- Check your air filter. Replace anytime discoloration is present.
- Change your fuel filter. Not only will this help but it also protects the rest of your fuel system.
- Make sure you’re A/C is operating at its full potential. Maximized performance will use less fuel to keep you cool.
- Change your driving habits. Leave 5-10 minutes earlier than normal which will allow you to drive just a little bit slower to maximize fuel mileage.
- Empty your trunk. Take the items out of your car that you do not need. Less weight equals better fuel mileage.
- Limit your idle time. Try to get out of the habit of cooling your car down in the summer by letting it idle with the A/C on; try rolling a window down prior to leaving to let the heat escape. In the winter let your vehicle idle for as short a period of time as possible to defrost your windows.
- One of the last items that has always amazed me is do not drive all over town looking for cheap gas. The fuel you waste typically is far greater that the money you will save. Add in the aggravation it is just not worth it. The typical vehicle holds 18 gallons of gas and a $.08 per gallon savings equates to a grand savings of $1.44. Not worth the effort.
- Purchase a fuel efficient vehicle such as the Chevy Volt or the 2013 Malibu Eco.