I know we are all struggling with how to save money on gas right now. The prices are just ridiculous and I know we are hurting. I hate having to decide whether or not to visit relatives, take a vacation, or even just run out to the store without thinking about gas. I know we’ve had to reconsider how many times we go to visit our relatives and how many times I go out to the store. I’ve spent the morning trying to find some ways to save on gas. Here’s some that I have found.
*First off, there is a nifty website called GasBuddy. You can go to this website or get the GasBuddy application to find the cheapest gas in your area. Fantastic way to make sure you’re getting the lowest price around.
*Have your car serviced. A vehicle that is maintained properly will run better and give you better mileage, thus saving money on gas. Make sure your tires are inflated properly.
*Try to plan your trips out so you won’t have to do a lot of back and forth driving. Plan your routes to avoid heavily congested areas. This will prevent idling your car and a ton of wasted gas. If neccessary, use a GPS to find the shortest distance or a route away from busy areas.
*If possible, drive as little as you can. Look into sharing rides with friends or co-workers, or consider biking or walking if you are closeby a store. Wait and snag all the deals at once – don’t rush out for every single deal that is posted.
*Use your windows more and the AC less. I know it gets HOT, but on days when it’s not unbareable, try to use your windows.
Do you have any other tips on saving gas? How has the gas prices changed the way your family does things?