Gasoline Saving Tips

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    Fuel-Saving Tips
    By Ann Job for MSN.com

    No matter where you live and what you drive, you can maximize every gallon of fuel. Here's how:

    Regular Servicing Is Important
    Keep your vehicle well maintained with regular servicing to keep it operating at peak efficiency. An inefficient engine—with fouled spark plugs, for example—won't make optimum use of fuel. Be sure the air filter and the fuel filter are clean. Put in new ones if they're not. A new oxygen sensor alone can improve gas mileage by as much as 15 percent, according to AutoZone, a car parts store.

    Don't forget little things like the air in your tires. Having tires inflated to the maximum recommended pressure can improve gas mileage by as much as 6 percent, while periodic wheel alignments can help improve fuel economy up to 10 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Clean out that trunk, cargo area or pickup bed. Take out unneeded items that only add weight to your vehicle. Extra weight decreases gas mileage. According to AutoZone, every 200 pounds of unnecessary weight shaves one mile per gallon off your fuel mileage.

    Be a Different Driver
    Drive Smart
    Plan Ahead
    Weather Effects
    Other Modes of Transport
    Watch for New, High-Tech Solutions
    Other Costs Affected
    An Eye to the Future

    http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=40189094src=LP pickups Scroll down to heading "MONEY MATTERS" - first article listed.
     
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    Three words...

    Buy a Motorcycle.
     
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    Two Words - Car Pool

    One Word - Walk
     
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    I saw some guys yesterday tooling around on two wheelers. They were soaking wet as we had rain all day. Guess it was necessary for them to be out, but they weren't going to support the gas gougers. Today would be a perfect day to be out on bikes.
     
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    Well Chicago might be good for motorcycles about 5 months, if we're lucky. I can't walk 20 miles to school. But I did go buy a Mazda R6 last night. 30mpg. I needed a new car, mine was up to nearly 100k and was missing a hubcap. :)

    I'm keeping it 'full' each day. Bose sound. Power everything. 6 disc CD player. Couldn't get a convertible, but did get the 'moon roof'.
     
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    Good choice of car, Kathianne. About a week before the gas prices rose to their present highs, we bought a Pontiac Vibe. 29 MPG in town, 34 MPG on open highway.
     
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    I know, I was considering the sunfire convertible, then decided I needed one more practical car.
     
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    telecommute, if possible
     
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    I may finally go out and get that Flintstone-mobile that I have been drooling about since I was a kid. :teeth:
     
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    Me, I'm gonna get one of them Pee-Wee Herman bikes! :)

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