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10 Ways To Save Gas

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10 Ways To Save Gas

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


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.

Careful or you'll end up in my novel.

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