Gasoline prices are at an all-time high, and show no signs of decreasing anytime soon. Even so, there are ways that you can save 10-20 cents per gallon without much trouble on your part.
You can start off by saving an automatic 5% on every gas purchase. The Discover Gas Card gives you a 5% rebate on every gas purchase, as well as 1% cash back on every other purchase you make. My wife and I routinely save $10-$15/month just on gas. It really makes a huge difference.
The only other way to save on gas is to reduce the amount of gas you use. You may be surprised that this can be accomplished without driving less. Here are a few ways to conserve your precious gasoline:
– Get Your Oil Changed Regularly. Having fresh oil gives your car better gas milage, and can extend the life of your car too.
– Open The Windows. The Air Conditioning uses a lot of gas. Keep it as low as possible, or turn it off, if it’s not too hot.
– Avoid Quick Stops and Starts. You use the most gas when you accelerate from a stop. If you see a traffic slowdown or a stoplight ahead, ease off the gas, and coast to a stop. More times than not, you’ll be able to start moving again without stopping. Don’t underestimate this tip. It can save a lot of gas.
– Keep Your Tires Inflated and Aligned. Full, properly aligned tires increase your gas milage, and help you save on gasoline costs. Make regular visits to the repair shop to ensure your car is in top shape. It’ll save you plenty in the long run.
Use these tips, and you’ll be saving as much as 20 cents/gallon on gasoline.