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Thrift and car expenses do not go hand-in-hand.  Automobiles are expense to buy, run, and maintain. There are many ways to save money on gas and to drive your car in a frugal manner.  Some tips save a lot of money, others save just a little.  The biggest way to save on gasoline is to just drive less.  Do not take your car out for just one thing.  Keep a list of errands you need to run, and do them at times when you must take out the car.

You don't need to spend more than a minute warming up your car.  Turn the car off if you need to idle, out of traffic, more than 30 seconds. Drive it at a steady speed. 

Keep your car as light as possible by removing unnecessary items from the trunk or back of the car.   Hold off on the air-conditioning and keep the windows closed. Keep up the maintenance on your car, and keep your tires inflated. 


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are more frugal tips to save money on gasoline.


- Buy quality gas at a discounted price at stores like Costco.
- Keep up car tuned up.
- Keep your tired inflated properly.
- Keep windows closed.
- Remove unnecessary weight from your car.
- Don't run the air conditioner.
- Drive at an even speed.







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Click below to find hundreds of money saving
tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini