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TrueCar Offers Gas Saving Tips

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Mar 2 2012
TrueCar Offers Gas Saving Tips

TrueCar Offers Gas Saving Tips

With gas prices going up every day, reaching an average of $3.70 per gallon nationwide for regular unleaded fuel according to AAA, TrueCar.com, the authority on new car pricing, trends and forecasting is providing some useful tips to help face the sticker-shock facing consumers at the pump.

“Your driving behavior and making sure your car is properly maintained can really help save on fuel economy,” said Jesse Toprak, Vice President of Market Intelligence at TrueCar.com. “Consumers should take advantage of the technology at their fingertips, providing them with the cheapest gas based on their current location.”

If you’re looking to purchase a new fuel-efficient vehicle, here are some of the best deals currently available:

YearMakeModelMSRPAverage Paid$ Discount% DiscountCombined City/Highway MPG
2012FordFocus$19,885$17,113($2,772)-13.9%33
2012FordFiesta$17,255$16,198($1,057)-6.1%33
2012HondaCivic Hybrid$27,520$26,521($999)-3.6%44
2012HyundaiSonata$26,625$25,704($921)-3.5%37
2012AudiA3$33,125$32,102($1,023)-3.1%42

Some of the consumer-friendly money saving gas tips include:

  • Don’t Drive Aggressively:  Aggressive driving, such as, pushing the gas pedal hard or slamming the brakes will lower your average fuel economy by 33 percent on the highway and five percent around town. For more information on gas-saving tips, visit “10 Ways to Save Money on Gas.”
  • Complete Regular Maintenance:  A vehicle that has its oil changed and a new air filter installed, when needed, can help consume less gas. For more information visit “Is Your Call Well Maintained? It Can Save You Money on Gas.”
  • Use Premium Fuel Only When Needed: For most vehicles, even if premium fuel is required, you can fill up with regular gas.  But if your engine starts to knock or ping using regular gas, then a higher-octane rating is required for your vehicle.  For more information, see “Five Facts of Using Premium vs. Regular Gas.”
  • Shop for Gas Or Navigate The Roads Better Using Your Phone: iPhone and Android applications like GasBuddy.com or AAA’s TripTik or GPS applications like Waze can help you search for the lowest gas prices or best routes to steer clear of traffic jams. Visit TrueCar.com’s “Ten Apps for Saving Money on Gas” for more information.

For more fuel-economy tips, visit the Fuel Economy section at the TrueCar.com Truth Blog.

About TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc. is an automotive solutions provider focused on changing how cars are sold by providing a significantly better customer experience while helping qualified dealer partners to gain incremental market share and reduce costs.  TrueCar is a visual publisher of new car transaction data.  TrueCar price reports help both dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by providing an accurate, comprehensive and simple understanding of what others actually paid recently for an identically-equipped vehicle both locally and nationally.  TrueCar works with a national network of dealers that provide a no-hassle car buying experience to assist some of the nation’s largest and most well respected membership and service organizations to meet the auto buying needs of their members and customers.  TrueCar is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA and has offices in San Francisco, CA and Austin, TX.  With 131 percent annual growth since 2006, TrueCar has connected hundreds of thousands of consumers with dealers nationwide resulting in the sale of over 400,000 vehicles and is developing a suite of products and services centered on radical clarity through the comprehensive analysis of market data and information.

You can follow TrueCar on Twitter and become a fan of TrueCar on Facebook.

Disclaimer
This press release and the information contained herein is for noncommercial use on “as-is, as available” basis and may be used for informational purposes only.  TrueCar makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in this press release and the results of the use of such information, including but not limited to implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.  The information contained in this press release may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.  Neither TrueCar nor any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or respective partners, officers, or directors, employees or agents shall be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental, indirect, special or consequential, including without limitation lost revenues or lost profits, arising from or in connection with your use or reliance on the information presented in this press release.

SOURCE TrueCar.com

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