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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.

Hugos Repair Service
(620) 793-8740
258 2nd Street, # A
Great Bend, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Bentley & Associates Inc
(620) 793-3874
P O Box 1868
Great Bend, KS
 
Marmie Chrysler Dodge Jeep
(620) 793-7582
1901 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 
Van WYK Inc
(620) 792-3021
South Main
Great Bend, KS
Services
Engine Repair,Truck Parts

Pro Tint
(620) 793-6178
5605 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mufflers Repair

Eq Muffler Co
(620) 793-5671
1008 Kansas Ave
Great Bend, KS
 
H 2 Trucking
(316) 636-2090
6031 10th Street
Great Bend, KS
Services
Trailer Repair

Trailer Specialties Inc
(620) 792-9083
705 Harrison Street, # B
Great Bend, KS
Services
Trailer Repair

Sanko's Service Inc
(620) 793-8890
1600 10th St
Great Bend, KS
 
E Q Muffler Inc
(620) 793-5671
1008 Kansas Avenue
Great Bend, KS
Services
Mufflers Repair

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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