If you’re looking to save money on gas with the rising prices, you probably have already heard most of the steps you can take to save money on gas. There are, however, a number of myths where people think they are saving gas when they probably aren’t. Here are four of them presented by CBS News:
Keep The Air Conditioning Off: Many people believe that if you turn on the air conditioning in your car, you will be using more gas. But Consumer Reports and Edmunds did a study that indicated that using your air conditioner in most modern cars will not waste any noticeable amount of gas – so you don’t have to sweat through the summer heat in an attempt to save money.
Keep The Windows Rolled Up: Many people believe that keeping the windows rolled down will create drag and waste gas. Modern cars are quite aerodynamic and even when you drive with the windows down, it will have little effect on your gas mileage.
Restarting Engine Wastes Gas: This is a myth that has developed from a truth. When cars had carburetors, this was true, but most modern cars now have fuel injection systems which means if you leave your car running more than half a minute, it’s better to turn off the car than to leave it idling.
Wednesday Is The Cheapest Day To Buy Gas: While it is true that it is usually cheaper to purchase gas on a weekday rather than a weekend, which day of the week varies and there is no one particular day that is cheaper than the rest.