Not only are many of you choosing to buy gas-guzzlers; but you're also ignoring the common sense of fuel-efficient driving. To wit:
-- Speeding. Even if you don't get a ticket, it'll cost you at the pump, because it consumes more fuel. The EPA estimates that obeying posted speed limits could save you $5 for each extra hour you spend behind the wheel of your car, and $10 for each extra hour you spend behind the wheel of your truck.
-- Idling. Especially in those ''fast food'' lines. Wasting gas to get gastritis has become an American tradition.
-- Vehicle maintenance. Improperly maintained vehicles waste fuel. For example, underinflated tires can cause fuel consumption to increase by 6 percent, according to the EPA's researchers.
-- Planning and combining trips. Combining errands into one trip saves time and money.
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