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June 9, 2008

Albany -- As gas prices continue to climb across the country, it has many Americans looking for ways to save money and conserve fuel. But is there really an answer to getting more for your buck at the pump?

E-mails have been circulating around the Internet offering tips on ways consumers can save at the pumps and get the most for their buck after they fill up. Some of these tips include filling up your tank in the morning, only buying gas on Wednesday, and turning off the AC while driving.  MainStreet.com looked into different studies that explored whether these, and other gas saving/cost saving strategies really save consumers money in the long run.

With the price for a gallon of regular unleaded at, near or above $4.00 a gallon, some motorists have traded in their vehicles for makes that are more fuel efficient. According to some experts, even by doing this, it may not help you save money by the time you trade in, sell and eventually purchase a different vehicle.  

And if you're thinking about investing in a gas rebate card, you should look into the monthly and annual interest costs associated with these. While it may save you 3% - 5% at the pump, some cards have to be paid in full or interest costs set in.

What seems to be the best way save money amid high gas prices is to be both a wise consumer and a smart driver.  

For a look at 10 Myths About Saving Money on Gas, click on the link below.

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