Hypermiling is driving designed to increase the number of miles you get per gallon of gas.
I’ve got into hypermiling in the last couple a weeks as a way to cut down on transportation costs. Ideally I would like to cut back on driving, even possibly get rid of my car. Unfortunately, my work takes me to different locations around my area, so I must keep the car for now. Since I have to drive, the next best solution is driving in the most efficient ways possible. This means coasting to stop lights and accelerating slowly. Easier said than done. I tend to have a lead foot.
How does one start hypermiling?
Here are a few hypermiling techniques that will get you further and save money on gas:
– Roll to a stop when possible instead of braking
– Avoid stopping as much as possible
– Coast to stop signs
– Take your foot of gas on hills
– Accelerate slowly
– Avoid driving during rush hour traffic
– Turn off car when parked
– Turn your engine off if stuck in traffic
– Leave earlier so you don’t feel rushed
– Choose the scenic route, a route less cars travel
– Close windows & sunroof
– Make sure tires are full
– Remove roof rack if you don’t need it
– Don’t carry around deadweight. Good excuse to clean car
– Replace oil and get tires aligned