Tips to Save on Gas as Prices Go Up

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The price of gas is rising again after falling in recent weeks, and more increases may be coming with the increase in global oil costs.

But there are things you can do to save at the pump.

For one, how you drive can make a real difference in how much gas your vehicle consumes.  Accelerating a lot or braking frequently will end up costing you more.

When it comes to keeping yourself cool behind the wheel during hot summer days, stick to air conditioning if you are driving fast.

"If you drive on the highway at 55 miles per hour or more with the windows down, that lowers fuel efficiency by at least 20 percent," says Farnoosh Torabi of Yahoo! Finance.  

"If you're traveling at a slower speed and you're in stop and go traffic, then you want to stick with your windows -- that's been proven to be the most fuel efficient," she adds.

Another tip?  Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended pressure.  That will help you get the best fuel efficiency out of your vehicle.

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