5 ways to save $$$ on gas
Updated: Oct 23
The average American spends over $2000 per year just on gas. That’s enough to go on a vacation with your friends. While many of you may think this is an unavoidable cost, there are creative ways to save. Hold on to your seats, some of these suggestions might blow you away.
Make sure your tires are properly inflated
According to Schrader, 3.5 million gallons of gasoline are wasted everyday because of under inflated tires. When your tire pressure is low, the tire and the road create more resistance, which reduces fuel economy.
Make sure to check your tire pressure every few weeks. You’ll find the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure for your car on a sticker that’s placed in the door jamb.
Make your driving as consistent as possible
The rule of thumb is generally don’t accelerate quickly. Every time you accelerate quickly, your engine is running on higher RPMs which requires more fuel.
Don’t put unnecessary ‘things’ on your car
Having sport racks or flags on top of your car could create more drag, and make the vehicle less aerodynamic.
Use the right oil during the oil change
Using the wrong grade oil can cost you 3-5 cents per gallon. Cheaper oil might sound tempting, but this will hurt your wallet and the engine long term. Check the manufacturer’s recommended grade oil.
According to Auto Guide, synthetic motor oil reduces friction inside the engine and improve gas mileage.
Fill up your tank early in the week
According to a 2018 gasbuddy, gas prices tend to be the lowest on Mondays. Thursday and Friday tend to be more expensive.
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