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Trying to save on gas? Try these tips.

gas price signAs gas prices creep towards $4 a gallon, are you looking for ways to save at the gas pump? Here are some tips that may help you get better gas mileage.

  • Combine errands. Plan your errands so that you can run several in one trip. Many short trips can use much much fuel than a single multipurpose trip.
  • Observe the speed limit. Gas mileage tends to decrease rapidly at speeds over 60 mph. The greater your speed the more often you'll have to fill the tank.
  • Use cruise control. It helps you maintain a constant speed which typically saves gas.
  • Clean out your trunk. Every extra 100 pounds could reduce your vehicle's fuel economy by 1 - 2 percent.
  • Maintain your vehicle. Making sure that your car is properly tuned, the air filters are clean, the tires are properly inflated, and using the recommended grade of motor oil can increase your gas mileage by 10 percent or even more.

Fueleconomy.gov has more gas mileage tips and links for finding the cheapest gas in your area.