As we hear more and more about a gasoline shortage, you should consider conserving what you have.
There are plenty of theories about fuel economy and how best to conserve your gas but many are myths.
Have you ever heard that starting a vehicle uses more fuel than letting the engine idle? Bankrate.com says that's absolutely false.
Here's another myth: Putting premium gas in your car, even when your car doesn't require it, will give your gas mileage a boost. Bankrate.com says you won't see even the tiniest jump in your mileage by using a higher grade in a car designed for regular.
And if you've ever heard that stick shift cars are better than automatic cars for gas mileage, don't believe that either. Bankrate.com says it used to be true - but now automatics have more gears - and that cuts down on wasted fuel.