Money Saving Gas Tips

March 08, 2011
As gas prices continue to climb, many are tempted to switch to a lower octane fuel. However, this should be avoided, reports Komo News.

Although lower octane fuel costs less money, it is important to use the type of gas recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Over a long period of time, it will damage the car’s engine.

Instead, try checking the pressure in your tires. An under-inflated tire can cost almost 2 to 3 miles per gallon. AAA recommends checking the pressure in your car’s tires at least once a month, if not weekly.

Another tip is to get rid of unnecessary items in your car. They add weight, bringing gas mileage down. Avoid jack-rabbit starts and stops, which burn more gas. Finally, don’t buy any devices or additives that promise higher fuel mileage. They’re a waste of money and don’t actually work.

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