Driving tips for saving gas

Ease up on the accelerator - Speed loves gas, so ease up on the accelerator. Your pocket will appreciate the gesture, and you'll be a whole lot safer, too.

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Drive more slowly - Actually, driving more slowly lessens drag, which in turn increases fuel consumption and generates a smoother drive.

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Idle for less - It's a habit most of us are guilty of, but warming up your vehicle for long periods is a waste of gas.

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Don't run on empty - Fill up well beforehand, unless you want to end up paying for whatever gas you can find or worse: you end up stranded in the middle of nowhere.

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Monitor your tires - Underinflated tires tend to wear out quicker and waste gas. It's also very dangerous to operate any vehicle with incorrect tire pressure. 

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Change filters - Regular basic vehicle maintenance includes periodically changing the air filters. This helps to keep cars running more fuel efficiently.

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Manual vs. automatic transmission - The truth is, however, manual transmission cars are more fuel efficient than automatic transmission.

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Use GPS - Choose the best route by engaging your vehicle's GPS satnav system to plan the most fuel-efficient way to get to your destination. 

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Consider going hybrid- The advantages of running a hybrid unit include the obvious reduction in gas usage and the potential to save on gas, depending on how the car is used.

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Travel light - It goes without saying that a heavy car is a slower car. Extra cargo drags down fuel efficiency, so next time you pack the trunk double check the load.

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Use cruise control- You can reduce fuel costs considerably by taking advantage of your vehicle's cruise control. It saves gas and helps keep your car in good working order. 

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Car share - Consider car sharing on a rotational basis as a way to reduce travel costs.

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Keep a safe distance - keeping a safe distance from the car in front of you can help you achieve better gas mileage, essentially because you're always ahead of the curve.

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Combine trips - Combining all your trips into one seamless jaunt can reduce fuel consumption.

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