GM Offers Fuel Efficiency Tips
DETROIT -- General Motors has issued a list of fuel-saving tips to improve your vehicles' fuel efficiency by up to 25 percent.
GM recommends the following to save money and the environment:
* Drive 55.
Each five mph driven over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.15 per gallon for gas.
* Lose the weight.
An extra 100 lbs. inside a vehicle could reduce mpg by up to 2 percent, or two to four cents per gallon.
* Refresh that filter.
Replacing a clogged air filter can improve a car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent or up to 22 cents per gallon.
Gas mileage can be improved by around 3.3 percent, or seven cents per gallon, by keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure.
Research fuel-efficient vehicles. The difference between a car that gets 20 mpg and one that gets 30 mpg amounts to $550 per year (assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a fuel cost of $2.20). That's $2,200 extra in fuel costs in just four years.