Gas saving tips Use these suggestions at your own risk. Author does not guarantee the results. Your results may vary. We all know how to get better fuel mileage. All we need to is go out and buy and â€œNewâ€ â€œImprovedâ€ â€œHy-birdâ€ â€œHi-breedâ€ â€œhi-breadâ€ â€œHIGH DOLLARâ€ Truck-car motorboat motorcycle, yeah right. This is part of what I discuss in my drivers classes. Feather foot: When you start up from a stop or curb, it is best to press the gas pedal just a little and work up to speed at a medium pace. We all know that accelerating to fast (jack rabbit starts) wastes gas, but did you know that accelerating to slow also wastes gas. Driving to slow lugs the engine and keeps it from itâ€™s torque band, thus more gas is used to get to speed. Using the torque band of your engine to get to speed saves gas and is easier on the engine. Coasting to a stop: A lot of people like to â€œraceâ€ to a stop. By this I mean that they keep their foot on the gas until they need to brake. Try taking your foot off the gas pedal well in advance of the stop and let your vehicle slow down naturally before you start braking. You will notice that you are using less brake force to stop. Your mileage will go up and the wear on your brakes and tires will go down. Cruise control: There are times when the cruise control will use more gas then save. All the cruise control is for is keeping the same speed, it is not for saving gas. OK, I can hear it now â€œ we were told it will save gas.â€ Yes it can â€œsave gasâ€ on flat roads by relieving you of trying to hold a steady pressure on the gas pedal. When you are driving up a hill, the cruise control will try to keep the speed that it is set to, no matter what. Sometimes not using cruise going up a hill and letting the vehicles speed drop a little and then using gravity to help get the speed back will do wonders for gas mileage. Caution, these maneuvers could cause unrest with the people behind you and is not recommended if you are in traffic. MPG computer: If you are lucky enough to have one of these in you vehicle then the next step will be a lot easier. I use the IST Instantaneous fuel economy setting to judge how I am driving. Driving speed: As I mentioned earlier itâ€™s best to stay in the engines torque band. Thatâ€™s one of the reasons for multi-geared transmissions. Every vehicle has itâ€™s sweet spot where the best fuel mileage can be achieved. Some experts think that it is 55 MPH. For some reason that is way beyond me, 55 MPH is real close to my vans sweet spot. For my wifeâ€™s car itâ€™s closer to 65 MPH. Once you find the right spot for your vehicleâ€¦â€¦.well you know the rest. DISCLAMER DONâ€™T YA JUST LOVE THESE The preceding is not a complete work. It is not based on any scientific fact, proof or principles. It may even be considered as a work of fiction. If all else fails, then you should just ignore it and go on with what you always have done.