Ways to Save Money on Gas

Auto - General
By: PriscillaBenfield    
14-Mar-2011

Introduction:There isn't much we can do about rising gas costs. Boycotting buying gas isn't practical but there are ways that you can save money on gas for your car.

  • 01

    Plan Your Trips

    Before you jump in your car, plan out where you are going. Putting off errands and grouping them all on one day or taking advantage of stopping somewhere that is on your way home from work will help you to save money on gas.

  • 02

    Know Where Gas Is Cheapest

    Your neighborhood gas station may have cheaper gas than the station near a busy highway. Knowing where the gas is often cheaper is important and will keep you from spending more than you need to.

  • 03

    Fill Up

    Fill up your tank whenever possible. With gas prices rising, waiting until the next day or even after work can mean paying more. Don't put it off and you will save money for right now.

  • 04

    Car Maintenance

    Money is tight for many people right now but ignoring car maintenance can make you spend more money on gas. Do not ignore regular scheduled maintenance and you will get better gas mileage and save money on gas.

  • 05

    Tires

    Make sure that your car's tires are properly inflated. Believe it or not, this can save you money on gas. With fluctuations in temperatures, your tire pressure can be off and that will cause you to use more gas.




Final Thoughts

Remove any extra "stuff" that you may be carrying around in your trunk or back of your SUV. The added weight will reduce your gas mileage.


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