How to Save on Gas
The best way to save gas is to not drive! Well but that can’t be the answer to the question. Gas is the primary focus of any driver’s budget, once he is in possession of the car. The prices of gas keeps fluctuating and increasing on and off. It pinches your pocket even more when the price of gas sky rockets just before festivals and holidays! Here we analyze some simple and different ways on how you can continue to drive and yet try to save money in gas.
Efficiency when driving is the key to the success of saving money in gas. Slow driving comes with dual benefit. You can avoid that ticket and more over you save on your fuel cost. The faster you drive, the higher is the consumption of gas. So drive slow to be safe and to save amazingly on gas cost! If you want to know the secret behind higher mileage then accelerate gradually. The gas consumed by your car will be much higher if you accelerate at break neck speed or jerk very frequently.
Reduce your fuel expenses by buying gas which is low in octane content. Octane containing premium gas is recommended to and needed by only those individuals who use high end cars. Octane basically helps reduce engine wear and tear and helps in longer maintenance. However, this is definitely not necessary if you are using any normal car. Gas without octane is obviously relatively cheaper than the one that contains it. If you buy your fuel from the gas station near your office/residence, it is advised to get their membership card or join their loyalty program. This will surely benefit you and help in saving money on gas.
You can save money on gas by being a smart driver. So drive smartly and safely and save extra ordinary money! Always park your car in the nearest available parking spot. Don’t beat around the bush or go to the fifth floor of the parking plaza to park your car! Next time when you go shopping carry a list along with you. In this way you would not have to drive another time if you forgot something important. Also you must try to store things for a fort night at least in one go! Don’t act stingy when it comes to car maintenance. The sooner you opt for routine check up, the better it is going to be. If your tires do not have adequate pressure or your car battery is not giving full performance then the gas consumption will be higher and you will automatically be spending extra bucks over there.
If you are buying a new car, do take the trouble of finding out which car gives how much mileage. And prefer buying a smaller car which will make you happy and reduce the burden of maintenance and car budget! However, do not over burden the small car so much that it can’t run economically. A heavily burdened car is known to consume more gas than a lighter one.
Next time you go to refill gas, make sure that you fill the tank completely. This will help you avoid taking your car to the gas station every odd day. And the time after that, go for a refill when the tank is almost 80% empty. This is the perfect and the best way to save money on buying gas. Last but not least, the lesser you use the AC the lesser you will spend on gas.