Most Common Mistakes That Guzzle Gas

Most Common Mistakes That Guzzle Gas
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POSTED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:33pm

Newschannel 9 has the most common mistakes that guzzle your gas.

Did you know you're paying an extra 26 cents per gallon of gas for every five miles per hour you go over 50?

That's from the folks at Budget Travel, who looked at some of the most common mistakes that siphon your gas.

Another is too much luggage in and on the vehicle.

Luggage on top of a vehicle can cause wind resistance, decreasing fuel economy by two percent.

And an extra hundred pounds in the trunk reduces fuel economy by one to two percent or four to eight cents a gallon.

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