With gas prices hitting $4.50 a gallon here in Los Angeles, tips abound on getting the best fuel economy from your car. Steve Mazor, who runs the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Research Center tells us which tips actually work.
Some I hadn’t heard before… like it’s best to fill up the tank on Wednesday because oil companies raise the prices on weekends to gouge weekend drivers. (Myth). I had heard that it’s best to fill up in the morning, because gas expands with heat, but according to research, you only save a couple of pennies because the underground tanks are double lined to prevent heat expansion.
Of course, the best one everyone knows (right?): Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Under inflated tires give your car mileage less bang for the buck!