8 Things You Can Do to Increase Fuel Efficiency and Save Money on Gas
I don't need to tell you that gas prices are high. While electric car owners are rejoicing at their good fortunes, and hybrid owners aren't experiencing the spike in prices quite as hard, gas car owners are definitely feeling the burn. But you don't have to accept inflation as a lost cause—there are ways to save money on fuel, both by taking proper care of your car and changing your driving habits.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, poor driving habits alone—aggressive speeding, braking, and rapid acceleration—can lower your gas mileage by roughly 15 to 30 percent at highway speeds and 10 to 40 percent in stop-and-go traffic.
Here are eight things you can do to save money at the pump, both during times of peak gas prices and everyday.