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Gas Mileage The price of gasoline has been increasing over the last several years So what are we going to do about it Walk everywhere Ride bikes Take public transportation Although these are all very practical solutions they all are not an option for all of us There are many things that you can do that can make your diving more economical and fuel-efficient Everyone could use a few pointers on gas mileage So how can you minimize your trips to that money-grubbing pump Read on The first step to saving a pretty penny on gas mileage is purchasing the right vehicle When looking to purchasing a vehicle it is very important to know the engine size because a bigger engine uses more gas A V-8 engine averages 175 greater fuel consumption than a V-6 engine statistics from carjunkycom Choosing a V-6 could save you as much as 500 dollars per year You should also know what kind of transition your vehicle has An automatic transmission will average about 5-11 poorer fuel economy than a manual transmission when used properly The second step is filling your tank properly When filling your vehicle you should never fill the tank to the brim Stop when the pump clicks off Usually tanks have overfill tubes and when you go around a corner with an overfilled tank some gas spills out through this tube The third step to saving money is checking your tires which you should do regularly Under-inflated tires can shorten the life of the tire and rob you of your mileage up to 4 for every 5 pounds it is under-inflated This is a tip just for the guys Chicks dig it when you check their tire pressure The fourth step is taking care of your pre-drive rituals before you start your vehicle Letting a cold engine idle is a waste of gas Adjust the seat and mirrors light your cigarette buckle up the kids
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