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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.

Fife Tire & Car Care
(225) 224-8210
2967 Monterrey Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ACDelco, ASA
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Collision Solutions
(225) 356-4922, 001-2004
2125 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Team Collision Center
(225) 273-5200, 001-2004
5466 Telesmar Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Autozone
(225) 687-8854
58400 Belleview Dr
Plaquemine, LA
Services
Auto Parts

Iberville Tire and Radiator Center
(225) 687-6852
25025 Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

J & S Automotive, LLC
(225) 749-2748, 001-2004
7410 First Street
PO Box 466
Addis, LA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Champ's Baton Rouge Collision Center
(225) 293-0200, 001-2004
6137 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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P & R Electric Inc
(225) 356-4326
6523 Choctaw Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Trucks Service & Repair, Auto Alternators & Starters, Used Contractors' Equipment & Supplies, Diesel Engine Parts Sales & Service
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Generators, Starters, Alternators, Automotive, Sales & Service, Marine

Z-Best Tire & Accessories Inc
(225) 687-3545
24407 Eden St
Plaquemine, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Pennzoil Quik''n E-Z Lube Center
(225) 687-1626
24330 Eden St
Plaquemine, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube

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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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