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45 Ways To Save At The Gas Pump

With the price of gas high and seemingly on the verge of forever heading higher with the next hurricane, terrorist threat, or industry whim, you should be doing whatever you can to limit the amount of fuel you’re burning through. The following tips cover a wide range of areas where you can save considerable money on gas for your vehicle.


Keep your tires inflated. Keeping your tires at the correct pounds per square inch (psi) level can not increase your fuel efficiency. Underinflated tires can also be a safety hazard, affecting your ability to both handle your car and brake it effectively. Check along the rims of your tires (on the rubber, where it meets the rim) to find the correct psi for your particular tire. You should check all four tires monthly with a hand gauge or at a self-service station.

Buy tires with a lower rolling resistance. These generally won’t cost more than traditional tires, but they can add a mile per gallon (mpg) or two in fuel economy.

Align your tires. Keeping your tires aligned can save you in several areas. The tires themselves will last longer and wear more evenly. Your engine will work less to get your car down the road. This in turn will lead to improved gas mileage.

Buy steel belted radials. Steel belted radial tires can increase your gas mileage by up to 10%.

Change out snow tires. Living in the north, I’ll be the first to applaud the worth of snow tires, but they should be kept to their season. The softer, deeper profile of snow tires increases friction, which decreases fuel efficiency. Make sure you replace your snow tires with more standard fare when the snow has stopped flying.

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