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Combine Frequent Short Trips
Instead of making several short trips for shopping, doctor’s visits, and other errands, combine these short trips into one larger trip. Arrange your route so that you can go from point A to point C without having to back track to get to point B without wasting time and fuel.
Carpool and Use Other Modes of Transportation
Two or more can travel cheaper if they “pool” their resources. Take turns with neighbors on trips to grocery store and for other errands, including activities with kids. Hop on a bicycle or walk if you’re within a mile or so of your destination. You’ll cut down on fuel use and get some exercise too!
Monitor Your Driving Habits
Watch those jackrabbit starts and don’t be a lead foot. Drive at moderate speeds - you use more fuel per mile when you drive faster than 55 mph. Limit your use of air conditioning to when you are out on highway.
Search Online for Lowest Prices
Finding lowest possible price in your area can help to lower your fuel bills, especially if you fill up often, but don’t go crazy driving all over place to save a few pennies. Search sites like
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