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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tip of the Month

        It's extremely painful.  We're not talking about a root canal gone bad.  Not even close.  It's another visit to the gas pump... When it costs over $60 to fill up a Honda Accord - you know things are bad.  The price of gasoline is draining bank accounts and many experts say there is no relief in sight. Some say the answer is to get a new, fuel efficient car.  That sounds all fine and dandy, but you have to do a little math to see if it works. For example, one of the new high mileage economy cars will cost you $20,000 -  $25,000. How long is it going to take you to make your money back with your Miles Per Gallon (MPG) savings?  Probably years.
        So, here are some money saving tips from Popular Mechanics: (1) Coast to a stop - Popular mechanics tested and found the less you use your brakes, the better your fuel economy.  They said anticipating a red light and coasting vs. hitting the accelerator and then using your brakes at the last second made a huge difference. (2) Do not accelerate too slowly!  This goes against what most of us believe.  Cars get poor gas mileage in low gears and tests showed taking 15 seconds to get to 50 mph got better gas MPG than taking 30 seconds to reach the same speed. (3) Use your air conditioning!!!  Another urban myth gets destroyed.  When you drive on the highway,  roll up your windows and use the AC. The wind resistance caused by the open windows causes MPG to decrease and the faster you go, the worse it gets.
        There are 3 more tips waiting for you at: http://autos.yahoo.com/news/6-driving-tactics-to-save-gas-this-summer.html?page=all 

What To Do If Your Cell Phone Gets Wet...
        Do not turn it on.  Pull out the battery and SIM card.  If you dropped it in salt water, rinse it in fresh water.  Dry your phone using compressed air - the kind used to clean computer keyboards.  Cover your phone with uncooked rice for at least 24 hours (this draws out the moisture).  Turn your phone back on.  You might want to say a little prayer first :)
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