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The best way to save gas is to relax the gas–pedal foot. Don't drive aggressively and don't stomp on the gas pedal. Racing to the next stop and slamming on the brakes can cost you big–time! If you accelerate at one–quarter or half throttle, the fuel–mileage gains can be impressive. Read on to find out more on saving gas.

Autozone
(318) 445-9881
215 Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Auto Parts

Jiffy Lube
(318) 448-6181
7 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jiffy Lube Market Ofc
(318) 484-6143
3837 Alexandria Mall Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

Leglue Automotive Inc
(318) 443-7321
6400 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Midas Auto Service Experts
(318) 448-3129
3311 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Mufflers Repair

Twin City Transmissions
(318) 448-0266
1313 Enterprise Road
Alexandria, LA
 
Price Auto Electric
(318) 445-6271
1601 Metro Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Walker Automotive
(318) 445-6421
1616 Macarthur Drive
Alexandria, LA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Texaco Express Lube
(318) 484-3718
5115 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Wal-Mart Supercenter
(318) 445-3232
2050 N Mall Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

How to Save Gas in Your RV

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How To Save Gas

5 Fuel Efficient Driving Tips
By Stuart Bourdon

Tip #1 - Relax Your Right Foot

The best way to save gas is to relax the gas–pedal foot. Don't drive aggressively and don't stomp on the gas pedal. Racing to the next stop and slamming on the brakes can cost you big–time! If you accelerate at one–quarter or half throttle, the fuel–mileage gains can be impressive. In a test done by Edmunds.com (one of the top car information sites), moderate acceleration and braking was shown to offer an average of 31 percent in fuel savings over aggressive driving behavior.

Tip #2 - Turn the Engine Off

Excessive idling also wastes a lot of fuel. When you're stopped at a light for more than a couple minutes, shut the engine off. Again, a recent test performed by the Edmunds.com automotive staff showed a fuel savings of up to 19 percent by shutting the engine down at each stop (10 stops) during a 10–mile test drive, rather than letting the engine idle during the two–minute stops over the same 10–mile, 10–stop test route.

Tip #3 - Maintain Proper Tire Pressure

Under–inflated tires can cost you two ways. Not only is it dangerous to drive on improperly inflated tires because of the increased chance of failure (a blow out) at high speeds, but mushy tires will cause your vehicle to use more fuel. The savings are modest, but none–the–less, by keeping your vehicle's tires inflated to the recommended level, you'll squeeze more miles out a gallon of gas and maybe another day of camping!

Tip #4 - Put 'er on Cruise Control

Use the cruise control function on your vehicle, but use it only on long, flat stretches of highway. If you keep the cruise control "on" in mountainous areas, the system will try to maintain the set speed and you'll waste a lot of fuel as the transmission downshifts and the engine speed (rpm) rises to climb the hills. Using cruise control smoothes out the accelerator input over the long haul and will help cut down ...

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