Saturday, June 26, 2004

Little things make a difference in fuel economy

Another site to check gas prices - - 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

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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