How to Save Money on Gas While Driving

Driving a car needn’t be too expensive to manage

Those with keen eyes, and quite actually, those with not so keen eyes, will notice that gas rates keep soaring to new heights as time goes by. These ever increasing rates sure put a strain on motorists’ wallets and make them struggle to find new ways to keep both their car and their sanity.

Saving money on gas is possible!

The good news is that there are quite a few tips and ideas that will help you save considerable amounts of money when it comes to your gas bills. This following list is naturally an incomplete one, but we’re sure you’ll find at least one or two ideas in it that will help you in saving money as soon as the next time you pull into a gas station:

Car related activities

  • Air pressure: every couple of weeks, when you pull into a gas station make sure that your tires are properly inflated and that their air pressure is in correspondence with the manufacturer’s instructions. Proper air pressure will lead to safer driving and to better fuel consumption.
  • Maintenance: a well maintained car will make more out of the fuel you put into it.

Driving habits

  • Acceleration: putting the pedal to the metal can give you quite a rush. However, it’s less than safe driving and it’s sure not effective when it comes to fuel consumption. Try to accelerate gently and see for yourself how much fuel you’ll save.
  • Air conditioning: the A/C increases fuel consumption. Try using it only when really necessary.

Planning ahead

  • Carpooling: leaving your car at home is a great way to save gas.
  • Planning your week: combining trips you have to make during the week is a great way to save time and money.
  • Planning your trips: avoiding major roads with many traffic lights and potential traffic jams is recommended. Traffic lights and traffic jams lead to situations when you wait for something to happen while your engine is idling. During these times, you achieve nothing but wasting fuel.

There’s no doubt that there are other tips and great ideas out there that will be as equally effective in saving gas as those we’ve chose to mention. However, try choosing a single idea or even two, and start saving money on gas today.