Have you ever wondered that the only thing that is shooting upwards similarly to the gold price is the gas price?
In fact when you come to think of it, gas prices may even surpass the gold prices at the rate its going. Year after year the story is same, our gas expenses is on an upsurge.
We have been past our boiling points and we might as well decide to go completely green and make the switch to more naïve ideas like car pooling or riding bikes. That would definitely bring up some childhood memories.
The reality check
On a more serious note, the economy is nowhere near the mark that it should be and it is really making matter worse for people like us to save on our fuel expenses. But sometimes we must ask ourselves that do we really make an effort to cut back. We always blame someone else but I think we are past the age of blaming and start being responsible for our actions.
How to go about it?
Some might say that the best way to save money on gas is to get a fuel efficient car. But what if you can’t, what if you can’t afford to make the switch, then what? It does not take giant leaps to make great savings. Sometimes little actions can otherwise prove to be table turners. You might be surprised at how these little things can indeed make a great difference. You just have to give it a shot.
8 tips to follow and drive smarter:
- As hard as it may sound combining a lot of errands into one trip might be a great idea to save on gas and your time. Believe me, in this slumping economy, it is not such a bad idea.
- This may be completely hard to believe but sometimes slowing down while you are driving in a highway is the best way to be fuel efficient. Just remember slowing down does not take a beating at your pride, you are just driving smarter!
- You have to be smart when you are filling your tank up. Avoid filling it frequently as that way it will be more expensive, just fill your tank full and evade the frequent trips to the gas station.
- Using cash back reward systems that you usually get from credit cards and bank accounts and stuff is also a good way to save money on gas.
- Warming up the engine is always necessary before you start driving. Driving around with a cold engine can be hard on your car, using more gas than necessary.
- Find out the lowest gas rates in your surrounding areas. Research shows that gas prices differ from area to area.
- Obeying the law and driving in the speed limit will eventually pay off in your advantage to cut back. No need to show off, remember speed thrills but kills.
- Maintain your car in good health, inflate your tires regularly, and always tune your engine to make your car fuel efficient. Believe it or not, getting rid of unwanted junk from your car can actually boost your car mileage performance.