Gas Saving Tips

Posted June 28, 2004 at 5:15 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO - The summer driving season is finally here and many of us are trying to cope with the reality at the gas pump. There are some easy things you can do or not do in order to get the most mileage out of your tank.

1. Check your tire pressure.

If you tires are under inflated the motor has to work harder to pull the car which causes the car to use more gas. You can find your car's tire pressure on the inside of the door or in the owner's manual. Tire pressure should be checked every month.

2. Keep up proper maintenance.

If your car has a faulty oxygen sensor your mileage may improve as much as 40% by getting a tune up.

Replacing a clogged air filter can improve mileage by 10%.

3. Slow down

For every 5 miles an hour you travel over 60 you're adding another 10 cents per gallon to your gas bill.