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As gas prices continue to creep up, many observers are predicting $4.00 or more per gallon before the end of the year. Whether or not they get that high, consumers are looking for ways to save now. Fortunately, there are several strategies that most people have never heard of.
Try using a combination of the strategies below to save money by increasing fuel economy. Together, these techniques can help preserve those hard-earned dollars for other uses.
Staying Conscious of Gas Mileage While Behind the Wheel
Some cars now come equipped with a gas mileage readout, so it is possible to see just how much that fast take-off from a red light is costing you. Even without this information, some driving techniques will prolong that tank of gas.
Basic Maintenance Tips
Following the basic instructions for engine tuning is a must, both to prolong the vehicle's life and for maximum fuel efficiency. There will also be less risk of costly repairs. Choose an auto service plan that includes tire checks, because improperly inflated tires will reduce gas mileage.
Saving at the Pump
There are many ways to save money on gas, and it is worth investigating the effects of these tips on your monthly budget. Most products sold as additives have no proof of effectiveness, but these tips have been used by many people to reduce fuel expenses.
Lisa Tulley is a stay at home blogger and writes for www.Kanetix.ca, a site where you can compare car insurance online. You can get quotes using Kanetix for Ontario auto insurance!
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