Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Some money saving ideas during these tough economic times

Gasoline - You can save hundreds of dollars a year by comparing prices at different stations, pumping gas yourself and using the lowest-octane called for in your owner's manual.

You can save up to $100 a year on gas by keeping your engine tuned and your tires inflated to their proper pressure.

Car Repairs - Consumers lose billions of dollars each year on unneeded or poorly done car repairs. The most important step that you can take to save money on these repairs is to find a skilled, honest mechanic. Before you need repairs, look for a mechanic who:

1. is certified and well established;

2. has done good work for someone you know; and

3. communicates well about repair options and costs.

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