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Fact Finder: Make every mile count

Updated: Wednesday, September 19 2012, 05:07 PM EDT
With gas prices rising rapidly, you have to make every mile you drive count, and CBS6 Fact Finders have some tips to make sure your car goes the distance.
Keep your tires properly inflated
You can improve your mileage by 3 percent by just making sure you have the proper air pressure in your tires.

Change your air filter
Keeping it clear of clog can improve your mileage by 10 percent.

Drive sensibly
Aggressive driving wastes gas -- it can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent on local roads.

Combine your trips
Go to the store on your way home, instead of making a special trip. Combining travel can save time, fuel and money.
And a final tip that will help you cut corners on cost – carpool.

Fact Finder: Make every mile count

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