By Pete Lance
Gas prices are getting more and more ridiculous. And itís
to keep increasing with no limit in sight! For the new car
owners out there, do you know that a gallon of unleaded
gasoline used to cost only $1.25?
Therefore, it is becoming more and more important to maximize
your money and save at the gas station.
So here we have compiled 10 best tips to help you get the most
out of your dollar!
Tip 1: Shop Around
This is the advice that you can apply anytime you buy
Always shop around. You can get a cheaper price for your
favorite brand, and probably a yet cheaper price for a
Tip 2: Use a Gasoline Credit Card
Gasoline credit cards are great! They can save you 5% Ė 10%
your gasoline purchase.
Tip 3: Buy Gasoline When the Weather is Cool
Gasoline is denser in cooler temperatures, such as in the
morning or at night. Gas stations measure volume, not density,
so you'll be getting more solid fuel than vapors, thus
improving your overall gas mileage.
Tip 4: Avoid Gas Stations That Just Refilled Their Tanks
When underground tanks are refilled, particles at the bottom
the tank get stirred up, and when these particles get into
gasoline tank, they affect the fuel efficiency of your car.
Tip 5: Donít Top Off
The gas pump needs time to draw out the full amount of gas, so
When you purchase a bit of gas the station, you get short
bursts of fuel that you'll probably pay extra for. You should
refill your tank when you have less than half a talk left or
when you find a price that is so low you cannot afford to miss
Tip 6: Donít Use High Octane Gas
Most cars nowadays are built to run on regular unleaded gas.
Purchasing higher octane gas is simply a waste of money.
measures how hard it is to ignite gas, not the quality of the
gas, so getting higher octane gas will not improve fuel
efficiency. You should only get these more expensive gases
your engine pings, knocks or rattles.
Tip 7: Pump Your Own Gas
It's cheaper to pump your own gas at the self-serve stations
rather than using the full-serve pumps. Full-serve gasoline
naturally costs more.
Tip 8: Lessen the Use of Air-Conditioning
This tip is simple enough. Air-conditioning uses electricity,
and they can reduce fuel economy by up to 20%. It's advisable
to use the air ventilation system instead.
Tip 9: Plan Your Trip
You can avoid unnecessary driving by planning your trip before
hand, and of course that saves you money on gas consumption.
Tip 10: Purchase Vehicles That Get Good Mileage
This is probably one of the best tips anybody can give on
saving money at the gas pump. It's always better to purchase
vehicles that get good gas mileage. Check with your car dealer
about cars that have better fuel economy.
About The Author: Pete Lance is the founder of
www.USGasTracker.org, a premier company which helps the
consumer save money on gasoline. Thousands of gas stations
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