Gas myths you shouldn't bother believing

A driver fills up at a gas station.

Saving gas is always good. Trying to stretch your gas money with myths is not. Read up on these common gas myths so you know how to get the most out of your money without wasting your time.

1. Filling up with premium gas does not increase your mileage.

2. Neither does idling your car instead of shutting off the motor.

3. There's no difference these days between stick shifts and automatic transmission.

4. Small cars don't necessarily get greater gas mileage than larger cars. That used to be the case, but not anymore.

The best way to save gas is to avoid speeding, rapid acceleration and excessive braking. Also, keep your tires inflated properly. And maintain your vehicle and use the recommended grade of oil.
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