5 Ways To Save On Gas
With fuel cost hovering near record highs in the Twin Cities, many motorists are looking for ways to save on gas costs. Here are a few tips that can make a significant impact in how much you spend on gas every month.
1. Watch Your Speed
Slowing down on the highway and accelerating slowly and steadily can reduce the amount of fuel you use. Leave more space between your car and the traffic in front of you so there's less braking and accelerating. In addition to saving gas, you'll reduce wear and tear on your car, saving money on maintenance and repairs.
2. Take Advantage of Credit Cards With Cash Back, Or Use Store Gas Reward Cards
Some credit cards offer up to 5% cash back. If you shop regularly at a store that sells gas, see if they offer a rewards card. Even though you may be spending more on groceries these days, you may be able to reduce the cost of fueling up at the same time.
3. Reduce Idle Time
Stuck waiting at a construction zone or railway crossing? There's no harm in turning off the engine.
4. Keep Your Tires Properly Inflated
Low tire pressure creates rolling resistance, making you engine work harder than it should have to. Keeping your tires at the recommended inflation level is one of the simplest ways to prevent wasting gas.
5. Combine Errands Into a Single Trip
Even short errands near you home can add up to lots of extra miles, and gallons of gas, during the course of a year. Group your store runs and appointments to spend less time on the road.