gas

Asked by Sep 15, 2008 at 06:20 PM about the 2000 Honda Civic

Question type: General

how do i get better gas millage?

9 Answers

105

Its a Honda do u relle need it? W/e ok. 1 easy way 2 do so is to keep your speeds below 60+ because thats the mark where engines start to lose their effeiciency, but their actually very good when approaching it, just dont overstep the line. Another way is to crack the windows down @ lower speeds, then @ like 30 or wateva draw them back up n turn on the AC, but only if necessary. @ traffic lites u can shut the engine off instead of letting it burn your fuel because you actually get the worst mileage @ 0 miles an hour since your not even moving. The radio, cruise control, electric seats also reduce your mileage in use, so choose which u can do without n go for it (cruise control for starters). Lastly (that I know of) If you have the manual version try short shifting. Staying in low revs will reduce engine pumping losses. If you have the automatic version then you might have caught yourself in a paradox because some automatics in Hondas can really increase your oil consumtion. Ok thats all I know have fun.

265

shutting off your car at lights could be a bad idea eventually doing that enough is gonna put a lot of wear on the starter and/or ignition. starting your car up again uses up a lot of gas prolly more gas than waiting a light for bout 15-30 secs, but besides that everything else is reasonable

105

idk I live in NYC so it would wrk here since the traffic lites r green 1 second, then they're red long enough for us to evolve again.

265

yea thats true. lol.

I agree about shutting the car off at lites. Not a good way to conserve fuel. A must is check the tire PSI. that car you should be running 32 pounds and no less. But dont go to high. stay under 35 PSI. Also make sure your air cleaner is changed frequently. Avoid hard take off's and keep the speed low. If your one of those people that like junk in your trunk remember that the more your car weighs the harder the car has to work to keep it moving. So if you have stuff you never use in your trunk take it out.

265

If it has a manual transmission, you can pop it into neutral when you're coasting down a hill or something. When the engine isn't in gear, it will consume less gas.

35

The first thing that should be addressed is your MPG is dependent on how hard you drive your car. the harder you drive it, the more fuel is needed to and essentially will effect your MPG negatively. Another thing is the RPM's that you drive at. Try to shift at around 2500-3500 RPMs that is probably the most fuel efficient range. Also as probably everyone knows is that the more you have to accelerate, the more fuel you'll consume, so with that being said, try to slow down as little as possible for lights, usually if you see a light that is red ahead of you, just take your foot off and coast. (usually lights are time for people who do the speed limit, im just not that patient.) Another route you can go is to buy upgrades. Your stock intake and exhaust are the most common and relitively cheap. The only thing to note with this is the only way you'll save on gas is if you adbide by the rules i stated earlier. If you drive aggressively it will actually give you more horsepower(but subsequently give you even less MPG) The guy above me also brought up a good point, the less your car weighs is the less your motor will have to work to accelerate so it will be more MPG.

105

the reason its more fuel efficient to drive 60 as to 70 mph on the highway is that at about 60 -65 mph the rolling resistance of the tires goes away and wind resistance takes over as the #1 cause of drag on the vehicle .... Maintainance is the key.... check the tires , change the oil on time, and keep a clean air filter in the engine Technically adding resistance to airflow, in and out of the motor adds fuel economy, but its more than you really need to get into.... how you drive is the best method of saving gas.. dont punch it or drive eratic.. slow and smooth with the pedal....Joe

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