Tips to Help Save Money on Gas

"Whether it's global warming or the higher cost of gas, many of us are looking for ways to save money and be environmentally-friendly at the same time. Driving a hybrid vehicle is an easy solution, but for many of us, a new car isn't cost-effective.

"Fortunately, you don't need to own a hybrid to get better fuel economy from your car. You can save on gas by watching how you drive. Driving aggressively and jumping on the gas and breaks, wastes fuel. Also, it's important to keep your tires properly inflated, as an under inflated tire is going to use up extra fuel.

"Here's another tip to help save money and the environment -- cut down on the number of oil changes. In the past, oil changes were typically required every 3,000 miles. Now, with more sophisticated engines, you might not have to take your car in for an oil change as often. The fueling in engines these days is more controlled and the oil has higher quality additives so certain vehicles are known to go 9,000, 10,000 and even 11,000 miles without an oil change. New computerized technology also shows how you've used your vehicle, whether you've been in hot or cold weather, and can tell you exactly when you need to schedule your next check-up."

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