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Improve Your Gas Mileage: How To Get 7 MPG More From Your Car For Under $1

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By Jeffrey

cheap-ways-for-better-gas-mileage.jpgWho doesn’t want better gas mileage?

Of course, we all do.

I invested a mere $.75 — 3 little quarters — in my car this past week and got an astounding 7 miles more per gallon!

Now that’s a great return on investment.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not always the most responsible vehicle owner.

As it turns out in this case (and most other cases of vehicle neglect), it ended up costing me a LOT of money over the past few weeks.

My 2000 Maxima has been getting about 19-20 mpg for the past couple of months… which is drastically low even for that make and model.

So how did I squeeze out so much more gas mileage?

I put some air in my tires!

Keeping the optimal air pressure in your tires is probably the simplest, easiest, and most ridiculously cheap way to make a BIG difference in your gas mileage.

Yep, I spent 75 cents at the gas station and watched my gas mileage go from 18.5 mpg on my last fill up to 25.5 mpg on this one!

If you like making a big difference in your gas mileage without making a big dent in your wallet, check out 3 free ways to get better gas mileage and this in-depth look at gas mileage do’s and dont’s. (I bet you think some of the do not’s are do’s and vice versa.)

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