Dollars and Sense: Soaring Gas Prices

Tips To Save At The Pump: (FROM AAA-Chicago)
  • Slow down. For most vehicles, fuel economy drops off significantly when traveling more than 60 miles per hour. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.
  • Stick to a routine maintenance schedule. Keeping tires inflated, moving components properly lubricated and ignition and emission systems operating properly will help ensure maximum fuel efficiency and extend the life of your vehicle.
  • Lighten your vehicle by cleaning out the trunk, cargo areas and passenger compartments. A heavier vehicle uses more fuel.
  • Keep your eyes open for low fuel prices but don't waste gas driving to a distant filling station to save a few cents
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