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How to Save Gas

Is your car or truck a gas guzzler? Even if its not, you probably find yourself spending at least $25 a week in gas if you drive on a regular basis. If you drive a truck or SUV, you could easily be spending double that a week, if not more! Although more and more manufacturers are doing everything they can to improve gas mileage, it's still extremely costly to fill up your tank. Read about some of these tips in saving gas and improving mileage.

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  • Do your best to drive at a steady pace as constantly accelerating and braking lowers your mileage. This can be especially worthwhile on the freeway where you may be able to use your vehicle's cruise control.
  • Remember to always perform your vehicle's regular maintenance tasks. Oil changes, wheel alignments, and general tune ups will help your vehicle run like it's supposed to and get the maximum gas mileage.
  • Follow your vehicle's instruction manual as to what type of gas you should be putting in the tank. Don't use premium if it requires regular and try to use a brand of gas that is known to be high quality.
  • If possible, try combining your trips as much as you can. Run all of your errands at once instead of making four different trips.
  • Depending on where you live, you may be able to go without using your air conditioner for several months of the year. Also, try parking in the shade or cracking your windows; this way the AC won't have to work as hard to cool down.
  • Plan out your route before you leave the house. If you listen to the radio or watch the morning news before you leave you'll get an idea of what areas have traffic congestion and which routes to avoid.
  • You probably hear it on a daily basis, but carpooling, public transportation, or walking is a great way to save gas. Any of these will help the environment and walking or riding a bike is a great way to exercise.

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