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Increase Your Gas Mileage

Summer is finally here and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy the weather. Gas prices may be on the rise, but don’t let that stop your fun in the sun. Here are a few tips to help increase your gas mileage.

1: Drive the speed limit on the highway. Driving over 60 miles per hour can cut your fuel economy by as much as 33%. In addition to better mileage, maintaining the speed limit means you’re driving more safely.

2. Cut extra weight in your vehicle. If you have any heavy, unnecessary weight in your trunk or backseat you are making your engine work harder and lowering your gas mileage by as much as 2 percent for every 100 pounds.

3. Avoid driving during congested times. Planning your route ahead of schedule can save you from sitting in traffic and wasting fuel.

4. Drive sensibly. Quick starts and hard breaking are bad for both fuel economy and your cars engine.

5. Maintenance. A precisely tuned engine can save you as much as 4% on your fuel economy.

6. Tire inflation. Underinflated tires can cause blowout and and decrease your gas mileage by as much
as 3%.