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Simple Tips Can Help You Save on Gas This Summer

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WITH HIGH GAS- AND DIESEL-PRICES THESE DAYS, FUEL-EFFICIENCY HAS TAKEN ON AN EVEN-HIGHER LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE--FOR FEDEX, AND FOR ANYONE WHO HITS THE HIGHWAY THIS SUMMER.  FEDEX OFFERS THESE HANDY, GAS-SAVING TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU CAN GET THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF EVERY GALLON:  BY SIMPLY IMPROVING YOUR DRIVING-HABITS, YOU CAN SAVE AS MUCH AS 35-PERCENT, IN OVERALL FUEL-COSTS.  FOR EXAMPLE, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE IDLING MORE THAN ABOUT A MINUTE.  ALSO, DON'T FORGET TO SLOW DOWN:  THE FACT IS THAT--FOR EVERY FIVE MILES-PER-HOUR THAT YOU REDUCE THE SPEED OF YOUR VEHICLE--FUEL-SAVING GOES UP SUBSTANTIALLY.  IN ADDITION, PROPER TIRE-INFLATION AND -ALIGNMENT LESSENS RESISTANCE, AND ADDS MORE EFFICIENCY--WHICH TRANSLATES INTO LESS FUEL CONSUMED.  PLUS, YOU SAVE A LOT MORE MONEY ON TIRES.  FINALLY, DON'T FORGET REGULAR ENGINE-TUNE-UPS--BECAUSE A PROPERLY MAINTAINED VEHICLE IS MUCH MORE FUEL-EFFICIENT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT "FEDEX"-DOT-COM.


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