Quiz: Fuel Saving Without Gimmicks
by Staff
With gas prices going up, it seems that everyone has advice on how to save at the pump. Whether we're talking fuel-saving driving techniques or technologies, there are as many myths out there as there is sound advice on saving on gas.

True or false: "Hypermiling" is a fuel-saving driving method that involves driving at high speeds to travel as many miles as possible on a gallon of gas.

  • true
  • false

Which of these driving techniques will NOT help increase your car's gas mileage?

  • coasting down hills
  • accelerating quickly
  • braking slowly

True or false: Smaller cars get better gas mileage than larger ones.

  • true
  • false

How much does a typical vegetable oil conversion kit for a diesel engine cost?

  • $300 to $800
  • $800 to $1,200
  • $1,200 to $1,700

There are a lot of fuel-saving myths out there. Which of these tips actually works?

  • Clean out your car.
  • Change your air filter.
  • Purchase your gas early in the morning.

True or false: Running the air conditioning reduces your car's fuel economy. You should always opt for windows instead.

  • true
  • false

Some fuel-saving techniques are downright unsafe. Which of these will save you fuel but also put your safety at risk?

  • switching off the air conditioner in the summer
  • using the lowest-grade gasoline for your vehicle
  • overinflating your tires

Which of these products can help you save on fuel?

  • premium gasoline
  • a bicycle
  • a vapor injector

True or false: Warming up your car on cold days by letting it idle in the driveway while you get ready will help you save fuel.

  • true
  • false

How much can you save a year by trading in a car that gets 20 miles to the gallon for one that gets 30 miles to the gallon?

  • $500
  • $945
  • $3,000