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

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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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