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Learn how to cut your gas usage

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Learn how to cut your gas usage

[caption id="attachment_993" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Yeah that's right, this is my car. My dream car."] Yeah that's right, this is my car. My dream car.[/caption] Though we drive infrequently, we're always trying to find more ways to conserve fuel. In doing some research, we've found some pretty useful tips. I thought that you would all benefit by leaning about maximizing your fuel economy. Boy, that sounds boring, but when we talk about it in terms of saving money, it becomes incredibly interesting! • Watch that lead foot. Most cars work at peak performance when they're driven at the proper speed. Once you start driving over 90 kph, your car starts using more fuel. Also, it's important to drive at a consistent speed. Continuously accelerating and hitting the brakes uses up a lot more gas. My boyfriend always tells me that a good driver never needs to use her brakes, which reminds me to keep a safe distance from the cars in front of me. • Don't idle. Nothing irks me more than seeing a car idling because I know the damage it's doing to the environment. But idling also wastes gas. • Inflate your tires properly. Did you know that if your tires aren't properly inflated you could be wasting gas? Keeping them properly inflated can improve your mileage by over 3 per cent. • Take a load off. Driving around with a trunk full of useless junk is equivalent to throwing money out the window, so clean out your trunk often. The only thing that should be in there is an emergency kit. How do you maximize your fuel economy? Also, don't forget to enter my current book giveaway.
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