- June 17, 2008 at 3:48 pm #258431
From Money Clubs:
> Small Steps to Save Money on Gasoline
> With gasoline on its way to $5 a gallon, here are some small steps
> that may save you some fuel costs:
> Eliminate trunk junk. Hauling extra weight lowers your fuel economy,
> so slimming down your cargo will help your car go further on less gas.
> Bunch your trips. Pick up groceries on your way from taking the kids
> to school, pick up the dry cleaning when you pick them up. By
> combining errands and planning your stops for the most-efficient
> route, you’ll save both time and money.
> Take care of your car. Under-inflated tires waste gas, and keeping
> your car tuned will reduce waste as well.
> Tighten up when you fill up. Securing the gas cap will keep gasoline
> from evaporating from your tank. And don’t top off the gas tank, or
> the extra gas may simply seep out.
> There’s a lot of hype on the Internet about the thermal expansion of
> gasoline during the hot summer days. They advise you to fill up in
> the morning, but experts say that the temperature in underground
> tanks doesn’t vary much throughout the day. So fill up when you find
> the gas station with the lowest price, no matter what the
> temperature is outside.
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