Cut out some waste and take advantage of a few overlooked deals, and you can rein in your budget without feeling like a penny-pincher.
Up 21% from a year ago
Underinflated tires can cut your mileage per gallon by 5%, says Jesse Toprak of Edmunds.com. Check your tires once a month.
And lose the lead foot: You can save up to 33% by maintaining steadier, slower speeds.
Potential savings: About $800 a year - not to mention what you'll save in speeding tickets.
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