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$ave $$ at The Gas Pump

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Tips that might save you money… at the Gas Pump

Make sure your tires are at the proper pressure.

Why: Keeping tired inflated saves about 3 percent on gas costs.

Don’t carry extra weight in your car.

Why: An unnecessary 100 pounds in your car can cut fuel efficiency by 2 percent.

Keep windows shut on the highway. Why: When driving at high speeds, air-conditioning uses less fuel than keeping windows open, which produces drag.

Follow the maintenance schedule recommended in my car manual.

Why: Keeping your engine tuned can improve fuel efficiency by 4 percent.

Keep on speed text in your phone so you can always find the cheapest gas around.

Why: Local prices can vary by more than 10 cents per gallon.

Have your gas-rewards card on hand.

Why: Get rebates of up to 5 percent every time you fill up.

Drive at a steady pace to get the best mileage.

Why: Accelerating then braking wastes the fuel you used to get up to speed.