Aug 17, 2006

Gas-Saving Tips

Drive sensibly (no jack-rabbit starts, ect)
- Fuel saved: 5% to 33%
- Equates to saving: 15 cents to 96 cents a gallon

Remove excess weight
- Fuel saved: 1% to 2% per 100 pounds removed
- Equates to saving: 3 cents to 6 cents a gallon

Keep car tuned
- Fuel saved: 4%
- Equates to saving: 12 cents a gallon

Check and replace air filters
- Fuel saved: up to 10%
- Equates to saving: 29 cents a gallon

Keep tires properly inflated
- Fuel saved: Up to 3%
- Equates to saving: 9 cents a gallon

Change oil regularly and use recommended grade
- Fuel saved: 1% to 2%
- Equates to saving: 3 cents to 6 cents a gallon

NOTE: Cost of savings are based on fuel price of $2.91 a gallon.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy -- www.fueleconomy.gov

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