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The Washington Post had some good ideas this weekend about ways to get more miles per gallon. Like cut down on air drag by not putting anything on your car roof. Storing a suitcase and a cooler on the roof of a SUV and driving 65 mph dropped fuel econmy from 27.2 mpg to 21.6 mpg. Putting stuff on your roof increases the amount of car that has to fight through the wind. Even take off the luggage rack when you don't need it.
Also slow down. According to AAA, gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mpg. "Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.15 per gallon of gas." So slow down and use your cruise control to maintain a constant speed.
Bankrate.com/brm/calc/gasprice.asp will help you calculate if driving to a cheaper station will save--or cost--you money.
Yes, I must admit I used to be one of those who drove 5 miles over the posted speed limit. But no more! Now, it's 5 miles UNDER the posted limit. When I can get to a location using secondary roads instead of interstates(that's what we call freeways here in Tennessee), I use secondary roads. The main reason for doing this is because the speed limit is always lower and I don't get as upset at BIG GAS HOG vehicles speeding by me going WAY over the speed limit.