Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs

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We started by categorizing our bills and spending into groups, such as housing and transportation. Other than housing, our biggest budget buster is transportation. It has great fuel economy, at about 40 MPG. At first, my attitude was that if we couldn’t drop my fiancé’s truck in favour of becoming a one-car couple with only my Civic, we wouldn’t be able to save money on transportation costs.

How To Drive Green And Save On Gas Mileage

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However, none of these tools will help drivers that intentionally or unintentionally sabotage their own fuel economy. Examples of driving habits that decrease fuel economy include poor vehicle maintenance and terrible driving habits. To begin driving your car in a manner that saves fuel, you will need to make a few minor adjustments to your driving habits. Besides being safe, not speeding can help you save money on fuel as well.

13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

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Why carry around all that extra weight, which not only costs you more in fuel but also more wear on your engine. Fuel-injected cars do not, contrary to popular mythology, use more gas starting up each time than they would just idling Combine errands. Buy fuel-efficient tires. It’s just creating drag which reduces your fuel economy. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. High gas prices got you down?

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