Ways to Save at the Pump
Having a vehicle is something that most of us have, but we always want to make it more fuel efficient. Gas prices are on the rise and with that in play we want to save more money at the pump. If we implement these easy tips our fuel efficiency of our vehicles will improve saving us money and of course wear and tear on our vehicles.
Instead of letting your car idle for a few minutes, get in and drive off. Keep your car going only when absolutely necessary which cuts down on your fuel usage.
Don’t break more than necessary, slow down a little bit instead of riding your breaks. Instead of hitting your breaks see if you can switch lanes instead and watch your savings rise.
Turn off your car if you are stopping for more than a five minutes. This way your vehicle is kept at it’s peak and doesn’t burn more gas than necessary.
Keep your tires properly inflated at all times. Each time we fill up the vehicle we check the tire pressure to ensure they are properly inflated. Check your vehicles safety manual to find out what your tire pressure should be.
Consider carpooling to help you save money and fuel at the same time.
Price shop for the lowest priced gas in your area even if you are saving a penny you are still saving.
Tip#1 – Start Carpooling
Carpooling is a great idea for fellow students and fellow employees both. If you can find people that are going to the same place you are you can save gas by riding together. It may be a good idea to trade off on who is driving from week to week so no one person gets stuck having to drive all the time. If you have to take your children to school or other functions you can also work on trading off with your friends and neighbors to take them there.
Tip#2 – Public Transportation
If it is possible you can take public transportation to work instead of driving your car. Not only will this save you money on gas, but you will also be able to relax and not worry about having to drive through all that rush hour traffic. You may even be able to fit in a quick nap on your way to work or on your way home.
Tip#3 – Price Shop
Often it may be so convenient to buy your gas at the small gas station just up the road, but to save some money on gas you may want to check the prices at other gas stations that are nearby as well. Even if the difference is only a few cents, after putting hundreds of gallons of gas in you vehicle each year, those few cents are going to add up to quite a sum of money.
Tip#4 – Get Moving
You can save some money on gas if you start walking to where you are going, or you can ride a bike as well. You will not have to worry about paying to park your car, and the exercise will be great for you body. If you are walking or biking you will not have to worry about those huge traffic jams either.
Tip#5 – Take Care of Your Car
It is always important to take care of your car so it gets the best gas mileage possible. Also be sure to plan where you are going before you go so you will not have to backtrack and waste gas. If you can, you should use your air conditioning as little as possible because using it takes more gas. Roll down your windows and you will use less gas.
Tip#6 – Check your Tires
It is important that you check the air pressure in your tires as often as possible. If your tires are too low, or the pressure in them is unequal it can make your car burn more gas. You should also be careful how you drive. If you take off from every red light very fast you are going to burn more fuel, so it is best to take off a little slower.
These are a few tips that can help the money conscious person to save money on gas. Even as gas prices drop, these tips can still help you to save more money. Conservation is important, so take advantage of these tips, save money, and save gas.
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