Thursday, September 8, 2011

Simple Ways To Save On Gas


Here are 7 simple ways to save on gas. Spending less of your hard earned money on gas doesn’t have to be complicated. Give a few of these simple tips a try and see if you can’t save on gas.

Saving money on gas is not as hard as you may think it is. According to some recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation, most Americans drive an average of 29 miles and spend somewhere around 55 minutes a day in their cars. If you add this to the fact that the national average for car fuel efficiency is somewhere around 24.4 miles per gallon. If you want to save money on gas, here are some great tips to help you.

1. Get a credit card for your gas purchases. Some credit cards offer you great gas savings when you use it. This works in much the same way that some credit card companies give you frequent flyer miles when you use their card for purchases.
2. Get a gas membership card. Some gas stations offer awesome money saving membership benefits. There are also department and grocery stores that give discounts that are good at the fuel pump when you use their store cards.
3. Give your car a tune up regularly. While giving your car a tune up won’t actually save you money at the pump, it will save you gas over the long run. Using less gas saves you money. You should also have the oil changed, and have a certified mechanic give your engine a quick look too.
4. Check the internet for good deals. Web sites let you find the best deals in your area without having to drive around looking for them which just costs you more gas money.
5. Invest in a hybrid car. Not only do hybrid cars give you fast and immediate savings at the pump, the U.S. government and your local state both are willing to offer tax breaks for people who use gas-saving cars. Federal income tax deductions for using gas-saving cars can be as high as $2000 per year. If you can’t afford any of the hybrid cars that are out there, you will have to consider getting a regular car that offers good MPG (miles per gallon), like the Toyota Echo.
6. Turn off the air conditioner. Running your car’s air conditioning puts extra strain on your car’s engine which costs you more money in gas. This actually makes it so that your car eats up more gas per every mile that it is driven. You have to use Use less gas, in order to save money. Depending on the car you drive, at highway speeds, the air conditioner might put less drag on the car than if all the windows are open instead. So, you might want to chill out a bit when you are on the highway.
7. Use the cheapest gas that you can. Most of today’s modern cars run just as well with the cheap gas regular unleaded; as they do with the more expensive or premium gas. In fact, engineers assume the car buyer is going to use the cheap gas, and because of this they actually design the car’s engine that way.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting tips. I it always good to make some savings:)

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  2. Good tips but, I've read before that consumables shouldn't be purchased with your credit card i.e Fuel, Food etc... Still great tips none the less!

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  3. hmmm didnt' know about the great deals form cards and memberships! gotta try it, thanks!

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  4. nice stuff...i keep that in mind

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  5. Nice, i have a landrover and that thing drinks heapssssss of petrol, this stuff might help :)

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  6. credit card gas is a good ideia

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