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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.

Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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D and R Repair
(406) 752-1060
428 Kings Loop
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Shadow Enterprises
(406) 257-8468
1035 W Center Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Fabrication and Restoration,Truck Parts

Glass Doctor
(406) 257-6400
342 W Idaho Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Flathead Transmission Specialist
(406) 752-4771
1416 Montana Highway 35
Kalispell, MT
Services
Transmission Repair,Tune up Repair

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Appleway Conoco
(406) 257-1732
100 N Meridian Rd
Kalispell, MT
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

Glacier Forklift and Equipment Inc
(406) 261-1185
420 White Birch Lane
Kalispell, MT
Services
Engine Repair

Geek Squad
(406) 752-1300
2407 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Lanktrees Glass
(406) 257-2478
329 1st Street West
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

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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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