How to Save Gas (and Cash)
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that Americans drive an average of 29 miles each day. With the price of gas at the pumps continuing to rise, it makes sense to do everything you can to save money. Your hard-earned money. Since it doesn’t seem like gas prices will go down any time soon – here are 7 tips on how to save gas to help you out with your budget.
Tips on How to Save Gas
(How to save money on your car gas bill/ mileage*)
1. Some credit cards offer great gas savings. It works the same way that frequent flyer miles do–you get a bonus every time you fill up. If you’re going to fill up anyway, might as well take advantage of the bonus!
2. Join the savings club. Some gas stations offer money-saving membership programs. Grocery with gas stations also have discount programs at the pump when you use your store savings card. It is definitely worth checking into.
3. Regular tune-ups and oil changes will save you gas in the long run when driving.
4. Check out gas prices on the internet. There are websites that will let you find the best deals on gas in your area, without having to drive around looking for them.
5. If you are in the market for a new car, consider hybrid models or “green cars.” Not only will you save on gas, but you will also be eligible for great tax rebates from both the state and federal government. Note: this also helps preserve the environment.
6. Use the cheapest gas possible. Most modern cars run just as well on regular unleaded as on the more expensive premium gas. Choose cars that can run well on cheap gas.
7. Turn off the air conditioner. Running the air conditioning makes your car’s engine work harder, causing it to burn more gas. So, if you don’t absolutely need the a/c, just turn it off.
Use these tips for saving gas and money to squeeze the most miles out of each gallon of gas you load into your car. Start saving money at the gas pumps today!