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10 Ways To Save Gas

Post by Diva Cassie on Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:46 pm

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Many of you will be traveling soon and even though gas prices are cheaper, we all could use some tips on ways to save.

1. Drive sensibly - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, braking) wastes gas. Driving sensibly can help increase your gas mileage by 5% for around town driving and 33% at highway speeds.

2. Observe the speed limit - Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.

3. Remove excess weight - Avoid carrying unnecessary, heavy items in your car which will reduce your mpg.


4. Use cruise control - Using the cruise control will help you maintain a constant speed, which will in most cases save you money.

5. Keep your engine tuned - Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensory, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.

6. Check and replace air filters regularly - It saves gas and improves mileage.

7. Keep proper tire pressure - Under inflated tires lower gas mileage. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

8. Avoid roof racks when traveling - Place items in the trunk if possible.

9. Avoid unnecessary idling - It wastes fuel and pollutes the air. If possible, schedule your commute from work during the least busy times.

10. Practical tip - Schedule your errands more efficiently. I try to do all my errands on one side of town in one day, that way Iím not driving all over the place. This saves time and money.

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