Gas Saving Tips to Avoid

Contractors working in the construction industry have a lot of costs to consider on every project. The cost of fuel has been a major concern for a few years now, and with the price of gas rising steadily over the last few weeks, contractors have to be considerate of their fuel use not only on the jobsite but to and from the jobsite as well as meetings, estimates and pretty much anywhere they need to drive a vehicle. A recent article on Yahoo from Investopedia looked at some gas saving tips that are really myths. For example, if you thought letting your vehicle ideal saved more gas than shutting it off and starting it back up once you're back in the vehicle, you'd be wrong. The article says that "today's fuel-injected vehicles are efficient and don't waste gas during start-ups anymore. In fact, idling can cost you up to half a gallon of gas an hour." Another gas saving myth is increasing tire pressure. The article points out that not only is this a myth, but it can be dangerous, too. The article points out that over inflated tires can decrease the tire's grip on the road surface potentially resulting in an accident. Read the full article at and learn about more gas saving tips you can probably skip with both your work and your personal vehicles.