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10 Ways to Save at the Pump

10 Ways to Save at the Pump

With gas prices at record levels, everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump. We have the following tips to help conserve gas. 1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer. 2. Drive Sensibly. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. 3. Avoid idling and rush-hour traffic. Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines. 4. Keep y ... read more