Follow these tips and advice to lower your gas mileage and gas-wasting actions.  Provided as a service of Seattle car accident firm Andrew Kim Law Firm.

Here are some tips on saving your gas and improving your miles-per-gallon numbers.

King 5 News lists some gas-saving tips and advice to improve your gas mileage:

-Driving with underinflated tires is similar to driving with your parking break on. To save an extra 1-2 miles a gallon, make sure your tires are properly inflated.
-One misfiring spark plug can be enough to cost you up to 3 miles a gallon in wasted gas. Replace spark plugs regularly.
-To save up to 10% of your gas mileage, replace your air filters when they get dirty.
-Make sure to tighten your gas caps.
-Dirty oil costs you 1 mile per gallon. Change your oil frequently.
-Check for a slipping automatic transmission, as it can cost you a mile a gallon.
-A faulty cooling system thermostat can waste up to 2 miles a gallon.
-Drive slower! You will get better mileage driving 50 miles per hour than 80 miles per hour.
-Keep excess weight, like sand bags, out of your trunk.
-Slamming down on the accelerator or brake pedals and speeding will affect your mileage. The less aggressive you drive, the more gas you'll save.
-Use a high gear on the freeway.
-Only run your air conditioning if you really need it. Although, if driving down the freeway, having your windows rolled down will create a drag in your car, burning more gas.
-Don't use snow tires in good weather.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm is a Washington personal injury law firm that specializes in car accidents and other personal injury claims. If you need help with a Seattle car accident, need a Bellevue personal injury attorney or have questions about a Tacoma accident claim, call our office to speak with an experienced Washington injury attorney. For your free consultation, call us at (425) 289-1990, (253) 682-2000 or toll free at (800) 636-3676.

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