When gas prices go up, people come up with all sorts of ways to save gas. We sort out the important things from the silly ones for you.
Gas prices have reached all-time highs and are expected to stay high for a while. This is making a lot of people feel pain at the pump.
Drive less, ride a bike, and take public transportation to save gas
What can you do besides swear while filling up?
When gas prices rise, several gas-saving techniques are shared. All aren't worthy.
Those with a lead foot waste gas. Each 5 mph over 50 costs an extra $0.30 per gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Unless there's a foot of snow and a lightweight car, don't keep heavy items in your car. Each extra 100 pounds reduces mileage by 1%.
If possible, avoid hauling cargo on your roof during the winter. Large, blunt roof-top load bins reduce city fuel economy by 2% to 8%.
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