2011-10-30 / News

Gas Prices

3.45/gal gasoline
Speedy Q in Lapeer
Main Street (M-24)
3.45/gal gasoline
Speedway in Imlay City
Van Dyke (M-53)
345/gal gasoline
State average, Friday
3.41/gal gasoline
State average,
One Month Ago
2.83/gal gasoline
State average,
One Year Ago

Gas Saving Tips

Drive Sensibly Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.

Observe the Speed Limit While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer.

Source: Fueleconomy.gov

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