Testing the Tips: Gas-Saving Driving

Last week, we brought you some tips on saving some gas while behind the wheel. The good people at edmunds.com have taken the guess work out of some of these tips and road-tested them. Their conclusions? "If you listen to us, you can see hybrid-type savings without having to buy a new car." Wow. So what kind of test results did they get to back up this claim? 37 percent savings for moderate driving vs. aggressive driving and up to 14 percent savings for using cruise control, just to name a few. A couple of surprises sneak into the test results as well, including no measurable difference in maintaining proper tire pressure and using air conditioning vs. driving with the windows down. So chill out, use the cruise and make yourself comfortable; you'll save dollars, not pennies, behind the wheel. ::Edmunds via ::Digg