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Expert Tips to Getting More Gas Mileage for Your Money

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Tune Up, Slow Down and Unpack to Squeeze Extra MPG

Prices at the pump are on the rise. And although today’s cars are engineered with more efficient, fuel-saving technologies there are still steps you can take to squeeze more miles out of a gallon.  Industry experts say there are ways drivers can improve their own fuel economy by making some very minor changes.  To start, a properly tuned engine can increase fuel efficiency by about 4 percent and fixing a serious issue like a faulty oxygen sensor can boost mileage up to 40 percent.  You can also save by slowing down.  Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph, making every 5 mph over 60 mph like adding an additional 24 cents per gallon for gas.

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