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      From Money Clubs:

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      > Small Steps to Save Money on Gasoline

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      > With gasoline on its way to $5 a gallon, here are some small steps

      > that may save you some fuel costs:

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