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Driving... Six D's that will save you money & gas
  1. DRIVE SMART. Speeding, rapid acceleration, and frequent braking can cut gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway. *Drive the speed limit. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.
  2. DRIVE CHEAP. Buy the cheapest gas you can find. Go to gasbuddy.com or gaspricewatch.com to shop competitively in your neighborhood.*Don't top off your tank. Stop filling up as soon as you hear the nozzle on the gas pump click.
  3. DRIVE LESS. Telecommute, bicycle, walk, try a scooter. *Use the Internet to shop online. If you need to go to a store, research the options online before you get in the car.*Avoid the rush. Sitting in traffic is one of the worst ways to waste gas. Whenever possible, stagger your work, travel or errand schedule to avoid peak traffic times.
  4. DRIVE IN TUNE. Get a tune-up. You'll improve your gas mileage by an average of 4.1 percent.* Check and replace air filters and change your oil regularly.* Keep tires properly inflated; you can improve gas mileage about 3.3 percent.
  5. DRIVE A GAS STRETCHER, NOT A GAS GUZZLER. If you own two vehicles, drive the most economical one as often as possible.*Next time you buy, get the most fuel-efficient model you can afford.
  6. DON'T DRIVE ALONE. Carpooling will cut your weekly fuel costs in half.*Get on the bus! Seek out public transportation in your area.

For more tips, see Beat High Gas Prices Now! The Fastest, Easiest Ways to Save $20-$50 Every Month on Gasoline.


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