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Gas Saving Tips

With All Due Respect to Sammy Hagar, You Can Drive 55

(If You Want to Save Gas)

According to the EPA, even though each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.

As a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas.

Slowing down can increase your fuel economy anywhere from 7% to 23%. And, as an added bonus, it's also safer.

This page was created 06-25-2008, however the content may have been pre-existing on a different page.