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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

Save $ at the Pump with a Few Simple Steps

Save $ at the Pump with a Few Simple Steps

Did you know that a vehicle can burn up to 30 per cent more fuel if proper maintenance is not performed on a regular schedule? We all know the importance of regular car maintenance, but for many reasons, we just don't do it often enough. 1. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Under-inflated tires burn more fuel. If tires are 8 pounds under inflated, (not an uncommon condition), rolling resistance of the tires increases by 5 per cent. 2. At the pump, keep the hose in the tank until after the pump shuts off and make sure you allow all the fuel to pour out of the nozzle. As much as a quarter of a cup can pour from the hose. It's yours, you paid for it. 3. When appropriate, use your cruise control. This can save you up to 6 per cent in fuel consumption on the highway. 4. Corroded battery cables cause the alternator to work harder, using more gas. Have them cleaned as a matter of course with each engi ... read more

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