Saturday, June 26, 2004

Little things make a difference in fuel economy

Another site to check gas prices - gaspricewatch.com - search for price deals by using a zip code search or by specifying a street, city and state. You can sort prices by the grade of the gasoline too. You can also find information about the cheapest gas prices at www.fueleconomy.gov.

Read your car's owner's manual--your car may not require premium-grade gasoline.

Gas is gas--all companies, regardless of brand name, have to comply with the same federal regulations and use the same refineries.

Gas saving tips from the Alliance to Save Energy:
- Stop speeding. Each 5 mph over 60 is equivalent to paying an extra 10 cents per gallon for gas.
- Replace air filters regularly.
- If you're buying a new or used car, pay attention to the mileage. Check out the Department of Energy's Web siteto find the most gas-efficient vehicles.
- Keep your tires properly inflated and balanced.
- Stop pumping when you hear the click.
- Avoid aggressive driving and quick starts and stops.

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