... Study: Lose Weight, Save Money at the Pump

Updated: 10/11/2012 9:55 PM KSTP.com By: Joe Mazan

Want to take away some of the pain at the pump? A new study says consider  dropping some pounds.

The study by Allstate Insurance and Cars.com claims losing weight could save you money on gas.

The study says obese Americans are hurting the fuel efficiency of vehicles- contributing to more than one billion gallons of gas wasted each year.

An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your miles per gallon by up to two percent.

Auto experts say in the future manufactures will reduce vehicle weight by replacing the spare tire with an air pump and quick patch solution.