Gas prices down a tick, so how do you save?

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In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 photo, Marty Mascio of Pembroke Pines, Fla., selects a grade of gasoline as he fills up his car at a Chevron station in Pembroke Pines. Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher during a time of year they usually decline. The national average price of $3.67 per gallon is the highest price for this time of year since 2008, the year gasoline hit its all-time high. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Gas prices are a bit lower to start the week.

AAA says the average price for regular is $3.74 a gallon. That is down 12 cents over the last week.

Our area is still six cents higher than the national average.

Experts will tell you the heat can make gasoline evaporate faster, so how do you save cash while out on the road?

A good start us a summer service check. Cars use less fuel when they are running efficiently.

Make sure you have enough coolant and antifreeze.

The Detroit Bureau also reports you should open the windows, let all the hot air out and start driving before cranking up the air conditioning.

Air conditioning generally works better when the vehicle’s moving.

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