Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Top 12 Ways to Increase Fuel Mileage and Save Money at the Pump

        Auto | Fuel Economy

Keep your cool in check

As with your home energy savings, adjusting the vehicle climate controls can enhance fuel savings there as well. Turn off the air conditioning or defroster when not needed. The alternative of opening windows at higher speeds, though, will increase drag and therefore fuel usage so some fine-tuning will be needed here to get the correct balance of comfort and economy.