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Four Strategies to Save Money on Gas

With gas prices up more than 50% since last year, you might be looking for ways to stretch your gas mileage. Follow these four tips to help you save money at the pump.  

Ease up on the gas and brakes. Recent studies have shown that rapid acceleration, high cruising speed, and braking sharply rather than coasting are the biggest culprits in gas guzzling.

Remove excess weight from your car. Don’t keep heavy items in your car if you don’t have to. According to the Department of Energy, an extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could increase gas costs by up to $.03 cents per gallon!

Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Tires lose pressure over time, so you should make sure they are properly inflated at least every month. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage, whereas properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.

Have your vehicle checked regularly. The short-term costs of properly maintaining your vehicle can improve your gas mileage by an average of 4%. Staying on top of your car maintenance schedule will also help to avoid fuel economy problems due to worn spark plugs, dragging brakes, and low transmission fluid.

SeaComm has teamed up with ForeverCar to offer a great new benefit that helps to eliminate the hassles of car repair. If your car qualifies, you could be eligible to purchase mechanical repair coverage at an exclusive member rate!

How it works:

  1. Get your instant ForeverCar quote.
  2. Customize your deductible.
  3. Use the licensed repair facility of your choice.

When your covered repair is complete, simply pay your deductible and drive on. Click here to get started!

TIP: Are you in the market for a more fuel-efficient vehicle? Find the perfect ride with help from our online auto buying center, Garage Gizmo, which allows you to browse through new and used vehicles at local dealerships. Click here to begin your search!  

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