Next, it's time to get rid of all that "junk in your trunk." Many people unwittingly carry the weight of an extra person in the back of their vehicle, so be brutal: Remove everything you don't use frequently or need in an emergency. Items such as car cleaners or foldable chairs, for example, should be stored elsewhere. Seasonal items, like traction aids for the mud or snow, should be stored in the car only when the season demands it or if you're an active off-roader. Cleaning out your trunk will do more than lift your spirits: The weight you save by shedding excess pounds from your car could be enough to improve both your tire wear and your gas mileage—saving you money every mile you travel.... Read More!