Tips To Save At The Pump

Tips To Save At The Pump

By Staff Reporter

 

 

 

It’s easy to panic at the gas pump when you watch those numbers fly by as you fill up. Much of the increased seasonal cost of gas can be offset by adjusting driving habits and implementing a preventative maintenance plan, says Rich White, Executive Director of the Car Care Council, which is offering these tips:. • Properly tuning your car improves gas mileage by an average of 4 percent. • Keep tires properly inflated for another 3 percent. {{more}}• Replacing dirty spark plugs can reduce mileage by two miles per gallon. • Change oil regularly and gain another mile per gallon. Driving behavior also impacts fuel efficiency, so observe the speed limit and avoid excessive idling, along with quick starts and stops.