Saving money beyond the gas pump

Statistics show there are numerous things you can do to save on money on fuel costs by just doing 
some engine performance maintenance and driving tips. 
Did you know a vehicle could use 30% more fuel if proper maintenance is not performed. 
Keeping engines properly tuned improves gas mileage an average 4%.
Fixing a serious problem with a sensor in the engine like the oxygen sensor can improve mileage 40%.
Proper tire inflation can improve gas mileage 3.3%. 
Use the cruise control when you can, this can save you up to 6% on the highway.
Don't idle for more than a minute in traffic. You can consume 1/2 to 1 gallon of fuel idling for a hour.
Lighten your load in the vehicle, don't carry extra weight around if you don't need to. (Golf clubs, weights, etc.)
You can improve fuel mileage by 1-2 % by using the manufacture recommended oil weight.
Drive steady, don't tailgate people. Start slowing down before you come up to an intersection. This will also keep your brakes from wearing out so quickly. 
Try to incorporate several trips while doing errands. The engine is more efficient when it is warmed up rather when it is cold. 
Use only the manufactures recommended octane fuel for your vehicle. Buying a higher octane fuel for your car will not help it run better. You will be just spending more for the fuel. 
By replacing a clogged air filter will improve vehicle performance.  
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