Forget Hybrids

If you're like me, you can't exactly afford to run out and buy a hybrid. You're probably happy with your Civic and cherish all of the memories you've made together. So how can you shake that guilty feeling every time someone rolls by in their Prius?

Make your own eco-car experience! Laugh at those clowns who paid $3,000 extra for someone else's hard work. Here are some tips on how to reduce your gas consumption, thereby making your car hybrid-esque.

  1. Cut the A/C: Open the windows and let the world hear your favorite mega-mix CD.
  2. Change Your Air-Filter Regularly: This is true in your car and your home. The cleaner your filter the less your car will work to get that air into the engine. If you don't know how to change it yourself, go here for some helpful tips.
  3. Check The Tire Pressure: When your tires go flat, so does your gas mileage. This site gives step-by-step instructions. Do it every month or so to reduce gas consumption and "blowouts."
  4. Buy a Fuel Additive: I am not sure what this is exactly, but you can do a fuel additive comparison at this site. I think it mixes with your fuel and substitutes some of what you get from gasoline.
  5. Clean Your Fuel Injectors: Those little suckers have to be squeaky clean to perform at their best, this site has tons of info on the need for clean.
So there you go. Keep the Civic, save the planet, reduce your guilt.

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