Save Gas Saving fuel the next time you take a road trip.
# 1 Reduce Weight
Do you really need to pack your 26 volumes of the encyclopedia? During packing make sure you remember that every lb you pack will directly effect your gas mileage. If you don't need it, don't bring it!
#2 Check Tire Pressure
Tire pressure is very important, since a well pressurized tire can also save money on fuel. You will find the correct tire pressures generally on the tires themselves, or their may be a stick on the driver's side door that will tell you correct tire pressures.
#3 Drive Slower
Keeping up with traffic is important, but on long road trips it's often smarter to just reduce your speed a little and you'll save a considerable amount in the long run on fuel. Although if you have three kids in the back of the car asking "Are we there yet?!" over and over and over, you might decide to sacrifice the savings in fuel!
We don't approve of tailgating in any way, but did you know that following behind a semi-truck or even another car can greatly reduce drag, which results in fuel savings over time. It's the same reason why you always see Nascar drivers driving in packs or why geese fly in a V formation.
#5 Rent a car
If you're driving an older car and need a dependable automobile for your trip, renting a car is a great way to save gas money. You may find that renting a smaller compact car may be suffiecient for your trip, and since most car rental companies offer cars that are less than 2 years old you'll be getting the most efficient cars on road.