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Money saving tips for road trips

June 10, 2014

By Alliant Credit Union

Taking care of your car can help take care of your wallet!

Road trips are an essential part of summer, but with today’s high gas prices, the cost can really add up. Before hitting the road, remember to prepare your car for money-saving travel.

Check the air in your tires, making sure they're properly inflated. It will save you money on gas because under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage.

To get the most mileage from your tank of gas, take your time and follow the speed limit. Speeding lowers your gas mileage by as much as 33% at highway speeds1 and that can really add up fast on a long trip.