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Tighten the belt in 2011

Here's a tip on how to save money on gasoline:

American idle: When you're sitting idle, you're getting zero mpg. Don't bother warming up your car or keeping it running while waiting for passengers. The rule of thumb is to turn off your car if you know you'll be stopped for more than 30 seconds, Consumer Reports says. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas idling than those with small engines.

McClatchy-Tribune

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