(NAPS)-Conserving gasoline saves motorists money and lessens America's dependence on foreign oil. These gas-saving tips are from the experts at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the group that tests and certifies automotive technicians.
* Keep tires properly inflated and wheels in alignment.
* Clean out clutter and unnecessary items to lessen the burden on the engine.
* Consolidate trips and er_rands; try to travel when traffic is light to avoid stop-and-go conditions.
* Go easy on sudden, hard accelerations; don't speed; anticipate traffic patterns ahead and adjust your speed gradually.
* Keep the engine running at its peak by replacing filters and fluids as recommended in the owner's manual and having en_gine _per_formance problems such as rough idling corrected.
* Use windows and air-conditioning wisely. At highway speeds, it's better to keep windows up (and air-conditioning on, if wanted) to reduce air drag. But turn off the A/C in _stop-and-go traffic to save fuel.
Visit www.ase.com for car care tips, advice on finding an auto technician and more.