The price of gasoline has almost reached four dollars per gallon in Metro Detroit, and it took much more money to fill up my tank nowadays. In order to stay on budget, I have to find ways to save money on fuel cost, and make my gas tank lasts longer.
Employ good driving habits such as wearing seat belt, sticking to speed limits, or parking in appropriate areas save on the possibility of traffic tickets. Look for back roads to take to your destination will save on fuel cost, since going beyond 55 MPH gas efficiency decreased. Five percent of your gasoline will be lost with sudden acceleration or stop.
The common myth that we all heard is to open our car windows to save on fuel. It is not so if you are on the highway, but it actually requires more gasoline to keep the car running at high speed. However, if you are on city streets, you could save up to 10% on fuel usage by rolling down your car windows.
We all have many errands to do; thus carefully plan out your trip would save money on pumping gas. Combine your errands in one trip! Mentally pictures the stores in your mind to see what side of the street they are on, and avoid many needless turn-about.
Check the trunk of your car, and remove unnecessary items to help with fuel efficiency. Have a tune up, do an oil change, regularly check tire pressure, and inflate tires keeping your car function smoothly. Your vehicle will require less fuel if it is at its best performance.
Highway gas stations often cost more per gallon than those that situated down the road, or a bit further in town. It is the cost of convenient and we seem willing to pay for it. You don't have to go out of your way to save a few pennies, but just keep your options open.
Better yet, GasBuddy.com will assist you in finding out where a cheap gas station would be if you map out your trip in advance.
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