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      More here too:

      https://cars.about.com/od/helpforcarbuyers/tp/ag_top_fuelsave.htm1.

      Slow down

      One of the best ways to save gas is to simply reduce your speed. ….

      2. Check your tire pressure….Use the inflation pressures shown in

      the owner’s manual or on the data plate in the driver’s door jamb.

      3. Check your air filter

      A dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into the engine, which

      harms performance and economy.

      4. Accelerate with care…Jack-rabbit starts are an obvious

      fuel-waster … Stick-shifters should shift early to keep the revs

      down, but don’t lug the engine — downshift if you need to accelerate.

      Keep an eye well down the road for potential slowdowns. If you

      accelerate to speed then have to brake right away, that’s wasted fuel.

      5. Hang with the trucks [and use cruise control]

      Ever notice how, in bad traffic jams, cars seem to constantly speed up

      and slow down, while trucks tend to roll along at the same leisurely

      pace? A constant speed keeps shifting to a minimum — important to

      those who have to wrangle with those ten-speed truck transmissions —

      but it also aids economy, as it takes much more fuel to get a vehicle

      moving than it does to keep it moving. Rolling with the big rigs saves

      fuel (and aggravation).

      7. Back off the bling

      New wheels and tires may look cool, and they can certainly improve

      handling. But if they are wider than the stock tires, chances are

      they’ll create more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy. …

      8. Clean out your car…. can be tossed out …an extra 40 or 50 lbs.

      of stuff, and the more weight your car has to lug around, the more

      fuel it burns.

      9. Downsize

      10. Don’t drive

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      If you really want to read up, google “top 10 gas saving tips” and see

      several websites with similar lists; some have a new thing or two.

      aardvark

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List Fwd: Small Steps To Save Money on Gasoline