10 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Driving

  1. Don’t drive over the speed limit, and maintain a smooth, steady pace whenever possible.

  2. Don’t idle; turn your car off to save gas.

  3. Combine short trips into a longer trip when possible. A warm engine uses less gas than a cold one does.

  4. Shop around for car insurance and re-evaluate every year or two to ensure you’re getting the best rate.

  5. Buy regular gasoline unless your car manual states otherwise.

  6. Keep your car properly tuned; check your manual for a maintenance schedule and stick to it.

  7. Check your tire pressure once a month to keep tires properly inflated.

  8. Use your air conditioner at highway speeds. Rolling down the windows causes drag and uses more mileage than the A/C.

  9. Carpool when possible, and avoid peak rush hour times.

  10. Check and replace air filters on a regular basis.

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