ANCHOR LEAD: The summer driving season is here, and many families are expected to hit the nation’s highways. And if you fear your trip may guzzle up the gas tank, Brian Osuch finds out there are easy ways to get more out of your gas. (:60)
SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Experts are predicting lower gas prices this summer, with an average gallon of gas costing just over three-dollars-and-sixty-cents. But, that doesn't mean local issues can't create spikes of their own like today in some parts of the Midwest. Whatever the price, GM’s James Bell says there are some ways to help increase your fuel efficiency, and it could start with safer driving.
CUT: (Bell) Aggressive driving can lead to bad fuel economy. The rapid acceleration and braking really wastes gas. If you’re on the highway… it reduces your gas mileage by over thirty-percent.
SCRIPT: By slowing down drivers are making the roads safer and saving gas money for future trips. Bell says there’s something else consumers can do to help get more out of their gas, and that’s focus on car maintenance. A little effort could make a big difference to your savings.
CUT: (Bell) Start with your tires. If they’re under-inflated you’re going to have more rolling resistance… which means you’re really burning through your fuel. Next, check your air filters. Dirty air filters restrict air from properly entering the engine which will affect your vehicles performance.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM. I’m Brian Osuch.
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