'Tis the season for a lot of driving, and a lot of spending!

The holiday season doesn't have to break the bank, however. Use these four tips to maximize your mpg and give yourself the gift of savings.

It's a good idea to start off with a base of an engine performing optimally. Get an oil change and other maintenance taken care of to see an immediate difference in gas mileage.

With your engine operating at peak efficiency, it is then all about making your car easier for that engine to move.

Lighten the load-- every 100 pounds of cargo you shave off increases your fuel economy by 2 percent.

Decrease friction-- make sure your tires are properly inflated, and remove any extraneous accessories from the exterior of your car. Washing and waxing will also help decrease wind resistance.

Learn more, and find your next pre-owned vehicle at Autobahn USA.

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