How To Reduce Frequent Fill-ups and Save Money
With fuel prices climbing ever higher, you can save a lot of money by making a few changes in the way you drive.
- Consider Downsizing
Large, heavy vehicles can burn up to three times as much fuel as small cars; maybe it’s time for a trade in.
- Maintain Your Vehicle
Keeping all your vehicle’s parts in tiptop shape will extend fuel usage over time. For example, replacing a dirty air filter will improve your fuel economy up to 10 percent, according to AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai.
- Drive Smart
Don’t carry unnecessary, heavy objects that can affect gas mileage. Travel the right speed for each gear, don’t rev the engine or warm up newer vehicles. Use cruise control on the open road, coast down hills and accelerate slowly when leaving stoplights.
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