Top Ways to Save Money on Gas


red_gas_pump.jpgWith the cost of gas skyrocketing, there’s no secret that everyone would like to save money on gas. I’ve compiled a few tips to help ease the burden at the gas pump.

Visit Gas Buddy to check out the lowest prices for gas in your area. People update this throughout the day, so you don’t have to drive around town looking for the lowest prices on gas. All the work is done for you!

Get a credit card that gives you money back on your gas purchases.

Keep your tires inflated properly. If they are not at the proper limit, not only will it hurt your gas mileage, it will also cause unnecessary wear and tear on your tires.

Combine your trips. The less you have to go out, the better. It is only common sense that you will save money on gas by combining your trips.

Carpool. Find someone at work that lives by you and carpool. You can share the cost of gas if you want, or alternate driving.

Don’t make sudden stops or starts. Those eat up your gas like crazy!

SLOW DOWN. Driving at 55 MPH versus 65 MPH can help your fuel economy by two miles to the gallon.

Don’t let your car idle for long periods of time. Contrary to popular belief, cars only need around one minute to warm up. The more time your car idles, the more gas you waste.

Tighten your gas cap completely. If it’s not tight, gas vapors can escape, losing precious gas.

Buy gas in the morning or at night when gas is the densest. Have you ever noticed that most gas stations get their deliveries at night or early morning?

As always, a little common sense will go a long way. Hopefully these tips will help keep more cash in your wallet!

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