Trying to save money on gas ? Join the club. The price of gas only seems to be going up lately. But your wallets don’t have to take a hit. Today, I will offer some tips on how to save money on gas.
1. Drive less:
This might be obvious but a lot of us drive when it is unnecessary. Some of us will drive two blocks to get something from the supermarket. Walking is good for us;it not only saves gas but it also saves the planet and our health.
2. Take public transportation:
Taking public transportation can save money and time. I used to drive to the subway then take the train to work.In my efforts to go green ,I decided to take the bus to the train. It turned out that going green save time and money. Sometimes, when I drove to the subway I would get stuck in traffic. Also I realized that I would spending at least $10 less a week on gas. That is $520 saved a year that could be use on other things such as part of a summer family vacation payment.
3. Shop Around
We should shop around for gas the same way we shop around for clothes and food. You don’t have to full up at the first station you see. Look around in you neighborhood for the cheapest rates. I found that buying gas close to a highway or major intersection will cost you at least 15-25 cents more a gallon than buying from a location not that busy.
4. Search Online For Deals
There are Web sites that could help us save money on gas.
A list of the site are below:
GasBuddy.com – Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada
“GasBuddy.com can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is a network of more than 181+ gas price information websites that help you find low …”
“Gasoline price information for all states and selected US Cities. These links will help you find the lowest price gasoline in your town.”
“FuelTracker | Tracking the cost for fuel”
Not taking care of our cars can cost us at the pump.Underinflated tires waste fuel. If your engine is well tune, then your vehicle will burn less gas. Get the crap out of your trunk because the extra weight will result in your car using more gas.
These five tips should save you money at the pump. Remember what goes up must come down.
What are you doing to save money on gas ?