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Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

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These road-tested tips will help your gas budget travel as far as the road can take you.

Stay on Top of Maintenance

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You may be tempted to skimp on visits to the mechanic and use the money to pay for gas instead, but getting a tune-up and replacing air and fuel filters at recommended intervals will help improve engine efficiency and boost mileage. A practically free fix? Make sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer-recommended PSI to reduce road drag caused by underinflation—something that can reduce your mileage by up to 2 percent per pound of pressure, according to AAA.

Gas-Saving Road Trip Tips

Stay on Top of Maintenance

You may be tempted to skimp on visits to the mechanic and use the money to pay for gas instead, but getting a tune-up and replacing air and fuel filters at recommended intervals will help improve engine efficiency and boost mileage. A practically free fix? Make sure your tires are inflated to the manufacturer-recommended PSI to reduce road drag caused by underinflation—something that can reduce your mileage by up to 2 percent per pound of pressure, according to AAA.

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