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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.

Kansasland Tire Inc
(785) 628-1071
730 E 8th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Alignment Repair

Horizon Appliance and Electronic
(785) 628-6131
1501 E 27th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Automotive Improvement Spec
(785) 432-1941
2201 Drum Avenue
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Custers Customs
(785) 650-9772
1200 Vine Street
Hays, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Advantage Glass Plus
(785) 625-8855
1005 Vine Street
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Engine Repair,Trailer Repair

Xibit Customs
(785) 621-4340
1005 E 37th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Audio and Video Installation

D and L Body Shop
(785) 628-3899
2120 E 8th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Coppers Carts LLC
(785) 621-4675
1107 E 13th Street
Hays, KS
Services
Electric Car Repair

Napa Auto Parts-Hays
(785) 628-8224
621 E 13th St
Hays, KS
Services
Auto Parts

Staabs Appliance Service
(785) 628-1745
1912 Holmes Road
Hays, KS
Services
Truck Detailing

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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