SAVING MONEY ON GAS
Below are some excellent tips that will
help you save money on fuel. In addition to
the advice below, we also recommended
applying for a gas rebate credit card. Every time
you use your gar rebate card to buy gas, you will
receive credit towards your credit card account.
-- Make sure that you tires are
always properly inflated. Tires that are not
inflated to the correct pressure, will cause
wear on the tread of your tires and will also
waste gas. A good idea is to also make sure
the alignment and balance of your tires are
-- Service your car regularly for
routine maintenance and engine tune-ups.
-- Get rid of any excess junk in your
car that may be causing your car to be
weighed-down. A heavier car will cause you to
burn more gas.
-- Fill your car up with the lowest
octane (grade) gas for your car.
-- Many gas stations will charge extra
if you choose to use your credit card to pay.
If this is the case, pay in cash.
-- Never top-off your gas (fill it to
the top). Topping off your gas will result in
gas being lost as a result of spilling over
-- Be a smart driver. Don't floor it
when the light turns green. Don't rev your
engine either. This will only cause you to
-- Drive at a slow, steady pace. Did
you know that you can save two miles per
gallon if you drive the speed limit and not
the ten mile cushion (65 mph in a 55 zone).
-- Do not warm-up your car for an
excessive amount of time. You should avoid
warming up your car for no more than one
minute, even in cold weather. Anything more is
a waste of gas.
-- Do not drive with your left foot
rested on the gas. Even the slightest pressure
will result in a resistance that will require
more gas. This will also cause your breaks to
wear out quicker.
-- After putting gas in your car, make
sure your gas cap is on tightly. Gas can
evaporate even if your cap is slightly loose.
-- Purchase a car that is fuel
-- Use your air conditioning wisely.
Meaning, if you are on the open road, have
your windows open. Also, windows should be
open if you are stuck in traffic.
-- Take snow tires off after the winter
season. Snow tires tend to be larger and
heavier, resulting in more fuel being used.
-- Find a gas station that offers the
cheapest prices in town.