How to Save Money on Gas

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Ever since the automobile became a staple of the American household, a burning question has remained in the minds of every family --- how much is a gallon of gas? The volatile energy markets can force gas prices up or down in wild fluctuations, and so we think it’s important that you know how to save on gas usage. However good things look now, price-wise, it’s sure not to stay that way forever.

Tip Number 1 – Drive Less
OK, we admit, this one sounds a bit obvious. If you drive less, you’ll use less gas. Of course! It doesn’t take a genius, but let’s look at this seriously. If you reflect on how much you are using your car, even for journeys under a mile, then you are probably wasting a lot fuel. Consider walking or riding a bike if you can.

Tip Number 2 – Shorten the Warm Up
If you have harsh winters, or are far up north where most mornings are rather chilly, then part of your morning routine is starting the car a couple of minutes early to get her warmed up before the commute or the school run. Try keeping your warm up within 30 seconds. You’ll be amazed how much you can save over time.

Tip Number 3 – Watch Your Speed
Staying well within the speed limits and maintaining steady cruising speeds over distance will help conserve gas. Always slowing down and speeding up is a real gas guzzling tactic, as is driving faster in general. Slow down and go steady.

Tip Number 4 – Stay on Top of Maintenance
Ignoring basic maintenance steps could be adding to your gas costs, did you know that? Some of the top things to check that can save you on gas are the tire pressure, changing out the air filters (especially in dusty areas) and making sure that you’re using the right motor oil for your vehicle (check the manual for that).

Tip Number 5 – Avoid Highway Gas Stations
Here’s something you may never have expected before, but gas from stations that are located right on main highways is usually pricier than that from other stations. Well, when you’re on the highway, where else are you going to go? Are you going to take a big detour to find some smaller station elsewhere? Unlikely. Gas up fully before you head to the highway.

Tip Number 6 – Buy When it’s Cooler
A final tip from us today – buy gas in the early mornings or later in the evenings when the temperature has dropped. Here’s the chemistry part --- when it’s cool out, the gas is denser and you’ll get more bang for your buck when pumping. More gas will come through, but the price won’t change. Avoid pumping in the heat and watch the savings roll in!

Follow these tips and avoid spending too much on gas. Every little helps Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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