Gas Prices – How to Save

No matter how you look at it, despite fluctuating prices, gas continues to go up. Great for the oil companies, bad for us. However there are things you can do to save money.

People appear to be in a hurry these days and are racing from point A to point B. In the event you should slow down a bit you’ll save on gas. Lets look at this. If your automobile gets 12 miles to the gallon and you have a 20-gallon gas tank, and you travel at 75 mph on the highway, you’ll be able to go 240 milesper hour In the event you should slow down and travel at 65 mph instead, you can get as much as 15 miles to the gallon. In this case you would be able to go 300 miles! That is an additional 60 miles you are getting only for slowing down a little. Over a 1 year, period that can be a significant savings.

A little organization goes a long way. In case you have several places you have to go, do them all at one time. You can also double up with family, friends or acquaintances and combine shopping trips or car pool to work.

Check your tire pressure on a regular basis. Under inflated or over inflated tires can cost you in gas. Also keep your engine tuned up.

Important note; gas prices fluctuate daily. Generally the gas prices are at their cheapest on a Saturday. It gradually goes up from there as the week progresses and peaks on Thursday. As you drive by your gas station on a regular basis take a mental note of the daily rates. If you purchase gas when it’s at its peak then you allow the gas companies know that you are prepared to pay these high rates. There’s a motivational print called’Teamwork’, which has an appropriate saying»Together We Achieve More». If we were all on the same page and purchased gas on the cheapest day, we may be able to send a message to the gas companies. It is a thought!

Check the operator’s manual or a mechanic for your automobile. Most cars are made to use regular unleaded gas, which can be quite a bit cheaper. You may be unknowingly paying a lot for more expensive gas.

And finally, take unnecessary weight from your car or truck. If you are keeping things in your back or car, then you are using more gas.

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