Coping with the high cost of gas

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by KING5.com

NWCN.com

Posted on October 21, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 26 at 8:33 PM

The high price of gasoline doesn't have to bust your budget. Here's some tips to help cut your costs at the pump.

Miles Per Gallon Calculator

This calculator will compute your car's Miles Per Gallon and forecast your gasoline expense for one month and for one year. It also allows you to see how much money you would save if you were driving a car that got better gas mileage.

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