The Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Trade Commission have released several tips for consumers to save money at the pump.

According to the two agencies, consumers should drive more efficiently. Drivers should avoid aggressive driving and excessive idling, observe the speed limit, remove excess weight from their vehicle, and use cruise control and overdrive gears.

“Weaving in and out of traffic, not using the highest gear, jumping on and off the throttle, and generally not keeping a steady-state speed are also shortcuts to the nearest gas station,” MotorWeek’s John Davis said.

Drivers should also keep their vehicles in shape. Engines should be properly tuned, tires should be properly inflated and the recommended grade of motor oil should be applied.

According to the DOE, fixing a serious maintenance problem can improve gas mileage by up to 40 percent, properly inflating a vehicle’s tires can improve mileage by up to 3.3 percent and using the proper motor oil can improve mileage by up to 2 percent.

Drivers should also plan their trips carefully. Carpooling or altering work hours to avoid peak rush hours can prevent more frequent trips to the pump due to gas wasted in rush hour traffic. Multiple errands should also be combined into a single trip.