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Aug 5, 2008

What a Gas

Do you find yourself driving across state lines to cut the cost at the
pump? Do you fill up on certain days of the week because you know it
typically costs less? There are easier, more efficient ways to beat the
rise in gas prices. For example, did you know that Americans waste 147
million gallons a year due to missing gas caps alone? That's not all.
Check out these ten easy tips to help gain a few extra gallon.(not mention save some much needed cash).
        
 You may not be able to control the price of gas, but check out these three ways to become fuel thrifty.

   Avoid aggressive driving: Speeding, rapid acceleration, and perpetual braking waste gas. Driving at a constant speed can lower your gas mileage by up to 33 percent on the highway. Defensive drivers can save up to $1.35 per gallon compared to their speedy counterparts.
   Clear the air: Your car's air filter prevents airborne impurities from wreaking havoc on your engine. Not only can replacing a clogged air filter save you up to $0.41 on the gallon, but it can also safeguard your engine.
   Inflate your tires, not your MPGs: By properly inflating your tires, you can save up to 3.3 percent on your miles per gallon (MPG), which equals about $0.12 per gallon. Check your owner's manual for the correct pressure per square inch (psi) for your car's tire size. Appropriately inflated tires results in better gas mileage, improved safety, and longer lasting tires.

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