Ten Gas Saving Tips

by Julie Fletcher

If you live in the US, then you are feeling the bite from rising gas prices. Nearly everything purchased has seen a hike in cost due to the rising cost of gas. Since prices are not going to come down any time soon, why don’t we discuss how to save gas, which in turn saves you money.

1. Keep your car tuned. A tune up can reduce the amount of gas used.

2. Have your air filter checked and changed if needed during oil changes.

3. Keep your tires inflated properly.

4. Clean out your trunk. Extra weight = more gas used.

5. Slow down. Wind resistance increases as you go faster, using more gas.

6. Don’t idle. If you aren’t moving, you’re wasting gas. So don’t idle at the curb, store, or friend’s house!

7. Combine errands, get to know your area. Try to shop and do other errands in the closest proximity possible. Saving a few cents on groceries by driving 20 miles out of your way (even 10) still causes you to spend more on gas.

8. Do not drive all over a parking lot looking for the closest spot to the store. It wastes gas, just take the first one open. You save time, gas, and get a little exercise.

9. If possible, combine shopping trips with your neighbors. Take turns driving each week (or your preferred schedule) and chip in on gas.

10. Walk when possible. Again, get to know your area. A 30 minute walk is free no matter how you look at it.

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