It's no secret that the price of energy has been rising recently. Anyone who has put gas in a car lately has run into that fact. If you'd like to save money on gas, this article will offer tips on how to drive economically.

Keeping your vehicle in good shape can help with its fuel efficiency. Even simple things like dirty air filters, excessive exhaust emissions, and underinflated tires can combine to reduce fuel economy by as much as 25 percent.

Routine maintenance on a modern vehicle is relatively easy. Electronics and computerized systems mean there's less to tune and that intervals between servicing are surprisingly longer.

For example, spark plugs that used to need changing every 10,000 miles now can go 30,000 or even 50,000 miles before needing to be changed. The following tips can help your car become more fuel efficient.

Starting on the next page, we'll take a look at steps you can take to maintain your vehicle for fuel economy.