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Answering All Your Car Questions

Take control of your gas prices

Want to reduce your gas prices? Here’s how:

By: GranMamma

  • Car pool. Join your neighbors for shopping and picking up the kids.
  • Walk. If your convenient store is just around the corner, you could be getting some great exercise.
  • Buy a five-gallon gasoline can and fill it up when prices are low. Then, when prices are outrageous, you’ll have something to fall back on.
  • Look into public transportation (It just might be a money-saving option)
  • Inflate your tires properly
  • Under-inflated tires can cut fuel economy by 2% per pound. For example, if your tires should be at 32 psi and they’re actually at 27 psi, your mileage is reduced by 10%.
  • Buy gas when the price goes down. Don’t wait for the tank to get near empty. If you see a good deal, catch it before it’s too late.
  • Your car’s air conditioner reduces mileage by 10 to 20%. So, if possible, you could try the windows on a nice day.