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Soaring Gas Prices at the pump how can you save? ? Tips on how to save money on gas.
With gas prices soaring past $4 per gallon, and no foreseeable end in sight, many drivers are feeling the pain at the pump, and in their pocketbooks, with every fill-up.
As the national average closes in at $3.84 per gallon, and even higher in many areas, consumers are being forced to become more savvy when it comes to their daily driving habits.
AAA just released its top five tips to help drivers "save some green by going green.
Tips on how to save at the pump.
Tip No. 1 suggests drivers ease up on both the gas and brake pedals to avoid quick stops and starts.
Tip No. 2 is to simply slow down. Statistics show that drivers who adhere to the speed limit, or even a few miles per hour less, can reduce their fuel consumption up to 23 percent.
Every five mph driven over 60 mph is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon for gas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tip No. 3 is to Keep Your Car in Tip-Top Shape.
By dusting off the owner's manual, and locating the manufacturer's maintenance schedule inside, AAA suggests making minor adjustments and repairs, which can result in reduced gas mileage upwards of 4 percent.
By not tail gating, and braking well in advance to give you ample time to apply light pressure to the brakes, can ultimately, save wear and tear on your brake pads.
One of the largest ways to save on gas is carpooling. Carpooling is also known as car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and covoiturage, it is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car.
Tip No. 4 is Choose a Greener Car or a car that gets better gas mileage.
Tip No. 5 is to Plan, Plan, Plan According to experts, planning ahead before heading out to the store or another errand is crucial. Determining all the places you need to go on a particular day, and combining those multiple trips into one, can go far toward saving gas according to AAA.
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Jim and Bob carry on Robert's practice of providing great customer service and giving back.