Magazine article USA TODAY

Don't Waste Gas by Getting Lost

Magazine article USA TODAY

Don't Waste Gas by Getting Lost

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Drivers can do very little about the price of gas, but they can do plenty to extend their mileage and save money. The first thing is to "know where you're going" with accurate and updated directions, which are available in the 2006 Road Atlas ($14.95) from American Map, Long Island City, N.Y. These map-makers are so sure they'll save consumers money at the pump that they offer a money back guarantee if you get lost due to an inaccuracy.

"With so much roadwork on the nation's major highways, drivers should keep an atlas handy in their cars so they can map out alternate routes and not sit in traffic with their engines running over long periods of time," says Marc Jennings, president of the American Map/Langenscheidt Publishing Group. "You never know when you'll need directions, and most people can't access electronic mapping from their cars. This is just one simple way to conserve at a time when we need all the help regarding road travel that we can find. …

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