With the national average price of gas again approaching $4 per gallon, drivers can help their fuel consumption in many ways. Some approaches to better fuel efficiency are common sense, while others work well but may not readily come to mind.

The automotive web site, www.carlocate.com, a portal headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and a resource for locating best cars prices, has an informative list of 12 great ways to save gas.

The site’s No. 1 way to save fuel — a tune up.

” A properly tuned engine can improve fuel economy about 4 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” the site’s editors write. “Fixing a serious issue — such as faulty oxygen sensor — can boost mileage up to 40 percent. And don’t ignore a service-engine-soon light.”

Here are CarLocate’s top-12 ways for car owners to be more fuel efficient:

1. Tune up
2. Properly inflated tires.
3. Unpack extra cargo.
4. Reduce speed.
5. Avoid idling.
6. Drive and brake consistently.
7. Use overdrive:
8. Reduce air conditioner use.
9. Clean air filter
10. Use proper oil
11. Plan trips efficicently.
12. Cap gas proper fit.

To read the complete article, visit: www.carlocate.com.

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