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Simple Tips To Help You Save At The Pump

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The holidays are over and the bills are starting to come in.  I hate that overwhelming feeling when you know you have to pay bills but aren’t sure how that is going to happen.  So, then I start to rack my brain on how to save a little so that I can get my finances in order.

I’m sure this isn’t going to make a huge difference but it should help a little.  And, at this point it’s better than nothing.

According to Netscape.com, if you do these simple tips with your vehicle you could get an extra 5 miles per gallon of gas.  I’ll take it!  Check out these simple yet effective tips!

 

· Monitor tires– Underinflated tires or poorly aligned wheels waste fuel by forcing the engine to work harder.

(Let the tires cool down before checking the air pressure.)

Out-of-line wheels, as evidenced by uneven tread wear, should be aligned by a professional.

· Remove excess weight– Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle. Less weight means better mileage.

· Consolidate trips and errands– Also, try to travel when traffic is light so you can avoid stop-and-go conditions.

· Avoid excessive idling– Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family.

· Observe speed limits– Besides being dangerous, 75 mph really burns the gas.

· Keep your engine ”tuned up–” A well-maintained engine operates at peak efficiency, maximizing gas mileage.

· Use windows and air conditioning wisely– Your mileage should improve if you keep the windows closed at highway speeds,

since air drag is reduced. This is true even with the air conditioning on -assuming that the system is in good working order.

But turn the air conditioning off in stop-and-go traffic to save fuel.

 

I hope these tips help!  But, don’t ask me to check the air in your tires because I stink at it.

 

 

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