Stretching your mpg as gas prices spike this Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial day weekend officially kicks-off the summer travel season. Be prepared to spend a little more because of higher gasoline prices. Prices are expected to spike to the highest level in four years, costing the average family an extra 200 dollars.

But there are some simple things you can do to get better fuel efficiency. We checked in with Consumer Reports for their advice.

You may be surprised to learn how much increasing speeds up to 65-75 mph burn more fuel.

Making sure you have the right tire pressure and avoiding hard acceleration and braking can help with fuel efficiency.

Unless your vehicle is required to have premium fuel, experts say it is a waste of money.

Watch our report to get more money saving measures from Consumer Reports.

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