Avoid the headache and save some money with gas saving tips

Avoid the headache and save some money with gas saving tips

POSTED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 7:37pm

With gas prices crawling up to a dreadful $4 a gallon, drivers could benefit from some methods for saving money and gas in the coming months. Here are some tips to get you through the hard times.

  • Use the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. Using other grades brings the risk of lowering your gas mileage 1-2 percent, wasting up to $39 annually.
  • Avoid agressive driving and speeding. Rushing trying to get home on the highway can hurt your wallet up to $973 a year!
  • Beat the rush hour traffic (or any traffic). Hit the road on off-peak hours to avoid the stop-and-go pattern of traffic. Checking beforehand also helps alleviate that problem.
  • Take a carpool. That helps cut cost on gas and wear on your vehicle. Some cities even have High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes for carpooling vehicles to use.

There are many ways to save on gas, but the first step is to be willing to do it.

Information has been provided by the Alliance to Save Energy. For more information and tips, click here

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Well, all of us can see that prices are rising all the time and there are not actually good news.And lots of people ask themselves:" How can I go through this hard times?". It seems that soon people will have to apply for advance loans till pay day to pay for gas.As for me, very often I find the answers in the articles like this one, I am also frustrated with gas prices rising and I feel the way it hurts my buget.But really, in our daily life we can do small steps that will help us to save money, for example,using motor oil sounds like a great idea that can help to save money and gas.Also avoiding rush hour traffic can be a good option that can help.But I agree that willing to save money and gas is the key.

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