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by Tom Isler | August 20, 2008

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Everyone can get better gas mileage out of their cars, according to fueleconomy.gov. Tips to consider when driving:

Don’t speed. In general, fuel efficiency tanks once you break 60 miles per hour.

Empty the trunk. Every excess 100 pounds in your car cuts your miles-per-gallon by 2 percent.

Fix the filters.
Clogged air filters drag down gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.

Add air.
Properly inflated tires can boost mileage up to 3 percent.

Time it right. Avoid peak commuting hours; you burn fuel while idling in traffic.