Help me save $ on gas, Mika Highsmith!

"It's hard to survive with these gas prices," William Schettler says.
"It's hard to survive with these gas prices," William Schettler says.

Gas prices -- will they ever come down? Not any time soon, some say.

So, to help you improve your vehicle's efficiency, Call 11 for Action Mika Highsmith went looking for advice.

She found out that drivers like William Schettler are discouraged.

"It's hard to survive with these gas prices," Schettler says.

According to Dan Petras from the syndicated radio program "The Car Show," the key to improving fuel economy is inside a bottle.

He says additives can help -- at least for newer vehicles. Older cars require a peek under the hood and preventative maintenance like changing air, oil and fuel filters regularly.

"It's one of the best things you can do to increase fuel economy," Petras says, noting that tires need to be properly inflated as well.

Petras also says drivers should "use speed control and cut jack rabbit starts and prolonged idling."

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