Brake less. Hard stops and speedy starts burn through fuel, so ease up on that lead foot to save an average of 31%.
Slow down. Stick to the speed limit and reduce gas consumption by about 12%.
Cruise around. Using cruise control on longer trips saves 7% on average.
Shut down. “Just running into the store”? If it’s more than 60 seconds, turn off the engine and save up to 20%.
And while you’re (not) idling, download these gas-saving apps:
GasBuddy and Cheap Gas let users upload gas prices—use them to find the cheapest gallon wherever you are. (iPhone and Android, free)
GasHog (iPhone, $1) and Mileage (Android, free) make it easy to track your fuel economy—no math required.
Last, some grocery stores partner with gas stations, and give customers steep discounts off the per-gallon price—and in some cases, the discount grows, the more you shop at that store during a given time period.
Efficiency rules. How are you coping with high gas prices?
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