Maximizing Your Mileage - Part II

Southwestern Connecticut motorists who are feeling pain at the pump can take advantage of money saving tips. News 12 Connecticut?s Kristin Thorne hit the road for a series of mileage tests in a special

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2006, 11:07 PM

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Maximizing Your Mileage - Part II
Southwestern Connecticut motorists who are feeling pain at the pump can take advantage of money saving tips.
News 12 Connecticut?s Kristin Thorne hit the road for a series of mileage tests in a special series called "Maximizing Your Mileage." In Part II, the focus was to see if a motorist would save more money in gas by using cruise control or by maintaining a steady speed with the pedal.
With cruise control set at 55 miles per hour, a 50-mile trip, five days a week would cost a motorist $1,200 a year. Without cruise control, a driver holding a steady speed of 55 miles per hour would spend about $1,300 per year for the same trip. Environmentalist Jim Motavalli says holding a constant speed is the most efficient way to drive. However, many drivers have a hard time using cruise control during a commute on a crowded highway.
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