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Conserve Fuel

  • Mind the basics. Go easier on the gas pedal and shun your A/C if you're just driving around town.
  • Work with your car, not against it. Clean the junk out of the trunk, let off the accelerator earlier when approaching a stop, speed up before hills to make the climb easier, and use the cruise control more.
  • Keep those RPMs low. Learn how to skip gears if you've got a stick-shift, avoid engine braking, and reacquaint yourself with Neutral (it's not just for towing).
  • Take care of your car. Tire pressure, spark plugs, air filters, oil—they all make a huge difference.
  • Pick the right station. If you can save a whole dollar by going to a different station in town, by all means do it. If the difference is just a few cents, you're probably not saving much by driving several miles to the cheaper station.
  • Don't drive if it isn't necessary. Public transportation can be a wondrous thing for your wallet, and walking or riding a bike are even better if your destination is nearby.
Really think that we all know these tips but we just don't listen, we Rev match for fun, and never use neutral just because we don't... and bus because we have cars... but we'll see how much we can save with constant reminders about fuel cost!, tips from here.
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It's all the little things like what has been mentioned above that make a big difference, they all add up and the savings are noticeable. If you have a heavy foot, driving with the above in mind wont be fun, but it will help your financial problems a bit.

The key is, don't drive if you have to. I just keep my car for weekends and evenings.



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It's all the little things like what has been mentioned above that make a big difference, they all add up and the savings are noticeable. If you have a heavy foot, driving with the above in mind wont be fun, but it will help your financial problems a bit.

The key is, don't drive if you have to. I just keep my car for weekends and evenings.

wish the was the same choice i had only a car for the weekend i need it to commute around town and do errands, where as if i lived much closer to where i work and closer surroundings i dont think i would ever need to drive..
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