On The Road Put the Brakes on Wasting Energy. SLOW DOWN: Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas. MAINTAIN YOUR CAR: Regular tune-ups, changing the oil and keeping car emissions controls in good shape all reduce air pollution significantly. Also, look for motor oil that says “Energy Conserving” on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives. INFLATE TIRES: Under-inflated tires reduce your car’s gas mileage. REMOVE EXCESS WEIGHT: Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2 percent. REDUCE IDLING. Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. CARPOOLS OR RIDE SHARE: You can cut your weekly fuel costs in half and save wear on your car if you take turns driving with other commuters. GO FUEL-EFFICIENT: There are many options available such as Hybrids, Flex-Fuel, Alternative Fuel, Electric and Fuel Cell vehicles in all models and makes so you don’t have to sacrifice utility.