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Sensible Driving Can Save Fuel

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The price of gas has been going up. We do not know when it will end. Many people want to know how they can conserve fuel. The best way to conserve fuel is to change driving habits.

The accelerator, or gas pedal, has a lot to do with how much gas you use. The faster you drive, the more gas you use. Drivers should slow down a bit to conserve fuel. Driving at a steady speed helps to save how much gas you use. Accelerating slowly to get to the speed you want to go helps conserve gas too.

The more you drive your car, the more gas you use. Think about the places you need to go before leaving your home. You should run as many errands that you need to do in one trip. Always try to pick the shortest route when going somewhere.

Cars that are in good working condition use less fuel. Take care of your vehicle. Make sure the engine is running well and is tuned-up often. Have a mechanic check it if something seems wrong.

Tires are important too. Keep the tires inflated properly on a car. It will help the vehicle roll better and will get you better mileage. If a car's tires are worn then they should be replaced.

Finally, think about using your car less. Walk or ride a bike if you do not have far to go. Carpool or take public transportation when you can. Leaving your car at home really saves gas.

There are many ways a person can conserve fuel. These are just a few ideas that can help you save some money at the gas pump. Try changing the way you drive and see how much it saves you!

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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