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10 ways to save gas without switching your car

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You don’t need the latest eco-friendly car to cut back on your annual gasoline consumption. Follow these 10 steps to see how.

During the height of the second "energy crisis" in 1979, one bumper sticker - spotted on the sagging butt of a Mercury Grand Marquis - boldly conveyed the public's exasperation with world oil prices. "Save gas. Fart in a jar" wasn't so much a joke as it was a defiant backlash to a questionable calamity.Today we're coming to the realization that the price of fuel hasn't "spiked" so much as it's adopted an upward trajectory that's running parallel to consumers' collective blood pressure. However, our dependence upon fossil fuel isn't about to change anytime soon. The trick is to use less of it.Here are 10 tips to help you save gas and to keep the oil companies from ripping a bigger hole in your household budget.
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