How to Spend Less on Gas for Your Vehicle in Canada
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You may not realize it, but the way that you drive can affect your gas mileage. If you want to spend less money on gas, you need to pay attention to the way that you drive. 

One good way to save money is by driving efficiently. This can save you hundreds of dollars a year and it is better on your vehicle (which can also help your money go further).

So, how can you do this? Here are some tips to help you spend less money on gas.

Accelerate slowly

The faster that you accelerate, the more gas that you will use. Take your time as you slowly build up speed. It is better for your gas mileage and your car.

Drive a steady speed 

If you drive faster and slower, you will use more gas. So, try to drive a steady speed whenever possible. If you have cruise control, use it whenever possible to help you achieve this goal. 

Pay attention 

Another great tip is to pay attention while you are driving. Keep your eye on other drivers. Look out for anything that may stop you suddenly. Maintain a safe distance between vehicles so that you can easily move out of the way if need by. By doing all of this, you can continue to drive a steady pace, even in traffic. 

Don’t speed 

Though speed limits are there to keep you safe, they are also there to help you save on fuel. In fact, most vehicles are most fuel-efficient when sticking to the speed limit. If you find yourself speeding, you are going to be using more gas and filling up your tank more often. For most people, it is not worth the extra cost just to arrive a few minutes early. 

Don’t use your brakes more than you have to 

Your brakes are made to slow your vehicle down. However, if you aren’t completely stopping, you are going to use more gas to keep it moving. It is better to coast a little if you need to slow down instead of braking. 

The best way to save money on gas is by driving responsibly. Don’t be in a rush and drive at a steady pace. Pay attention to what is happening around you so you won’t find yourself braking hard or speeding up quickly. This can really make a difference! 

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