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Wheel alignment: Bad wheel alignment can reduce gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. A poor alignment can also cause your tires to wear out quicker, costing you more money.
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Gas cap: This might be a less obvious fuel saver. If your gas cap is missing or broken, you should replace it as soon as possible. A broken or missing gas cap can save you around 3 cents per gallon, according to Forbes. An estimated 17 percent of cars have this problem.
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Don't speed: Speeding might get you to your destination a bit faster, but it will cost you more money. By shaving 5 mph off your highway 70-mph speed, you can save up to 27 cents a gallon, according to Forbes.
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Get off the brake: If you use your brake less, you'll get the most out of the energy your engine is producing. You shouldn't brake too often or too hard.
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Turn off your car: You can save money on gas by simply turning your car off when it's idling. Hybrids and electric cars already do this at stop lights, but you can do it yourself without the extra cost of getting a new car.
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Clean out your trunk: Gas mileage can be hurt by extra junk in your car. If you remove the unnecessary stuff from your trunk, you can boost your gas mileage by one to two percent.
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Car Maintenance: It's not a great revelation that a properly maintained car gets better gas mileage. It's a simple way to boost the efficiency of your car.
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Tire pressure: This is a well-known tip for saving money on gas. Low tire pressure can impact a tire's rolling resistance, causing the engine to work harder.
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Dirty air filter: A dirty air filter can decrease gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. It's an easy switch that can save you dollars at the pump.
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Drive consistent: Speeding up quickly and slowing down fast can decrease your gas mileage. If you slowly accelerate and stop, you can save money at the pump.
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Reduce drag: Any racks (bicycle, ski or luggage) on cars can increase the amount of drag, causing more gas consumption. You should avoid using them unless you need them.
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Close your windows: You decrease the aerodynamics of your car when you drive with you car windows open. As a result, you see a decrease in gas mileage.
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Use cruise control: Drivers can stay consistent by using cruise control on long drives. In the end, it'll help you save money at the pump.
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Use manual shifting: Many drivers don't have this option, but gas mileage is typical better in manual transmissions. So if you are looking at a new car, you might want to think about a standard.
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Drafting: This can save you money, because it will reduce the air drag on your car. However, it also dangerous.
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Pick the best route: Your route can also play a factor on how much gas mileage you get out of your car. Pick a route with the least amount of traffic and shortest to your destination.
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Smaller car: A smaller car can increase gas mileage, because it reduces the overall weight of the car. However, it might not be the most comfortable car.
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Hybrid or electric cars: This isn't an option for most people, but if you are shopping for a new car, hybrid and electric cars will get you the best gas mileage.
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Carpooling: This is a bit of a cheat, but it's certainly a good way to save money. By carpool, you can reduce your driving and reduce how much you spend at the pump.
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Turn off the A/C: This might be the hardest one for Texans. If you run your air conditioner, it increases the load on your car's engine, causing you to get lower gas mileage.