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'Zen Driving' and Other Gas-Saving Tips

Electric scooters are just one of many ways to save money.
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Electric scooters are just one of many ways to save money.

With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon, people are finding innovative ways to save money at the pump. But some techniques are based more on myth than fact, says Jon Linkov, managing editor for autos at Consumer Reports. Filling up in the morning, for example, will only help you save one-tenth of 1 percent, so focus on more significant savers, like the following:

Linkov's Gas-Saving Tips


1.) Check your tire pressure once a week.

2.) Keep your car well-maintained.

3.) Don't carry extra weight in the trunk.

4.) If you are in bad bumper-to-bumper traffic, turn off the car.

5.) Driving faster than 55 mph hurts your fuel economy, so try slowing down.

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