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Save money on gas – 5 things you can start doing today

Summer staycationing? Don’t let the price of gas ruin your summer driving fun. Check out these simple tips for saving money on gas all summer long!

Turn down the A/C

Believe it or not, running your car’s air conditioning is the main contributor to reduced fuel economy in hot weather. So, if your goal is to reduce gas mileage, turn down the A/C or consider turning it off. Instead, roll down your windows when driving at lower speeds and park in the shade to keep your car cooler.

Maintain proper tire pressure

Keeping your tires properly inflated is a simple way to waste less gas during summer. Low tire pressure means your car is using more gas to get less distance (gas mileage) than if your tires were properly inflated.

Get regular oil changes

Although not as costly as engine damage, running an engine with old, sludgy oil can decrease fuel economy. The thicker the oil, the more energy needed to pump it.

Be an eco-driver

There are a few ways changing how you drive can save you money. Accelerate gently, drive at a steady speed, and keep a healthy distance to avoid sudden stops and starts.

Don’t idle

Although your car can be very hot during summer when possible don’t idle your engine. If you’re parked for more than 10 seconds, it’s best to turn off the engine.

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