6 Easy Ways to Save Gas this Driving Season

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6 Easy Ways to Save Gas this Driving Season

August 06, 2016 - 18:18
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Although gas prices are not what they were a few years ago, it still remains one of the biggest and most consistent drags on everyday American's wallets - so today we are going to take a quick look at 6 easy ways to save gas (without buying a Prius).

1.) This the most commonly missed place that people was gas - Tires. Or more correctly not having them inflated properly which can cost you up to 5% of your mileage. It is a good idea once a month to check your tire pressure and get them properly inflated.

2.) Learn the "45MPH Rule" for cooling off your car. Below 45 MPH open the windows, above close them and use the A/C. The reason is aerodynamic drag which is exponentially higher at higher speeds.

3.) Maintain your car - specifically Air and Oil filters these clog and degrade over time causing the motor to work harder to produce the same amount of power. While changing the oil can be a little messy, changing air filters is not and a simple YouTube tutorial will show even the least mechanically inclined how to do it.

4.) Use a gas price location app. Many of the apps like Waze have this feature built into them but it will allow you to locate gas based on lowest price and distance off route. Locally a 2 minute detour saves me almost 10% per gallon.

5.) Rewards programs - these vary from gas station credit cards top Fuel Points offered by your local grocery store - either way these can add up to big reductions in the per gallon cost and are one of the best Ways to Save Gas.

6.) The Big stuff - Tune ups are expensive but doing them at regular intervals can save you 20-30% on mileage especially if you have a sensor out. Tires - tires like the new Bridgestone Ecopia can save you several tanks of gas over their lifespan.

So there you have it 6 great Ways to Save Gas without buying a Prius from SaveMoreGetMore.com