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quantum2013
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:45:57 PM

With gas prices going up, it seems that everyone has advice on how to save at the pump. Whether we're talking gadgets and gizmos or fuel-saving driving techniques, there are as many myths out there as there is sound advice on saving on gas. Think you're a pro when it comes to fuel savings? Find out with our quiz!
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DesertRat2011
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 10:42:42 AM

Your right foot has the most to do with you gas mileage!!
mkohly
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 7:28:40 AM

I believe #2 is wrong - accelerating too slowly can harm gas mileage.

Per Popular Mechanics -
http://www.mountainviewtire.com/a-blog-for-drivers-the-mountain-viewpoint/popular-mechanics-testing-shows-3-tactics-to-increase-gas-mileage.html Avoid Slowly Crawling Up to Speed - Conventional wisdom says that jackrabbit starts consume more fuel. But it turns out that nursing your speed up to the limit too slowly also lowers mpg. Cars get poorer fuel economy in lower gears, and accelerating too slowly prevents up-shifting at an efficient rate. The best acceleration rate varies with the vehicle, gear ratios and weight, but Popular Mechanics testing found that taking 15 seconds to accelerate to 50 mph used less fuel than taking 30 seconds to reach the same speed because the car entered its top, fuel-saving gear sooner.
pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 3:31:22 AM

I got 7 out of 10. But reguardless some things they didn't mention in the quiz.

1.) drive the speed limit - By driving the speed limit your not only going to keep your RPMs down and that will give you better fuel economy but your going to avoid getting a speeding ticket that will not only cost you a fine but increase your auto insurance rates as well.

2.) avoid city/town driving as much as possible - Even if you have to go from one end of the city to the other for an errand. If you don't have to stop in between and there is a road that goes around the city. Take it! even if you have to double back a little bit you'll be driving at a constant speed and avoid the stop & go city traffic and you'll avoid most of the red lights.

3.) do routine maintenance - By doing the regular maintenance you'll keep your automobile running at it's best performance and you'll get the best possible mileage out of it.
Becky_Gelke
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:02:25 AM

Good stuff.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:12:35 PM

Gas $2.99 in Round Rock
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:48:33 PM

Drive less, slow down and carpool.
esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 9:31:25 PM

Nothing new.
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:12:44 PM

Poorly worded questions and multiple true answers does not make for a good quiz.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:32:48 PM

Really? why was I not knowing it before?
00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:28:52 PM

How to save, don't drive.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:14:37 PM

save a bunch, ......STAY HOME MORE
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:59:25 PM

We save fuel by not misusing the vehicle.
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:52:33 PM

little common sense is all you need.
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:43:46 PM

No gimmicks, that would be different.
madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:36:23 PM

Stick to the simple things and you can save fuel.
scorpiogg
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:30:31 PM

cool
PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:23:56 PM

Too many people want gimmicks to work so they don't have to think.
panteraone
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:50:14 PM

COOL
txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:44:56 PM

6 put of 10; but there was one trick question; so 7 out of 10.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:38:10 PM

Interesting quiz
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:27:30 PM

Common sense basics usually work better than gimmicks.
foreyearrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:14:04 PM

Much more common sense testing than anything elsr.
The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 4:12:22 PM

Interesting.
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