Consumer Alert: Drive Your Way to Savings

5 Gas Saving Tips From the Editors of Kelley Blue Book

IRVINE, Calif.

Gasoline prices have reached an all time high in parts of the United States forcing some drivers to reconsider how often they drive and how to save on gasoline. The experienced editors of the trusted vehicle information resource, Kelley Blue Book, offer the following tips to save on gas:

   1.  Gasoline is densest when it is cold and consumers are charged based
       on volume, not density.  Buy gas during the coolest time of day,
       usually first thing in the morning.

   2.  Four tanks of gasoline with "Techron" can clean your fuel injectors
       as well as most professional grade cleaners.  Clean injectors will
       help your vehicle get up to 5 percent better gas mileage.

   3.  If your vehicle does "not" require premium grade gas but you use it
       anyway, it is ok to change to a lower grade to save a few dollars.
       In fact, you may find that you get better fuel economy with a lower
       grade of gasoline.  Try two tanks of each of the lower grades and see
       for yourself.  (If your vehicle requires premium grade gasoline, stay
       with a premium grade).

   4.  Check your vehicle's air filter and tire pressure.  A clogged or
       dirty air filter can slow your vehicle down and use more gasoline.  A
       clean filter will promote less gas waste.  Under-inflated tires could
       also cause excessive drag, slowing the vehicle down and using more

   5.  Accelerate normally from a fully stopped position and avoid flooring
       or stabbing the gas pedal.  The flooring or stabbing action pushes
       more fuel to the engine than is needed to move forward and wastes

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SOURCE: Kelley Blue Book

CONTACT: Robyn Eckard of Kelley Blue Book, +1-949-770-7704 ext 8349,

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