Table of Contents
Regional Gas Price Averages
Using the Internet for Gas Info
Fuel Economy and CO2 Emissions
Tips for Buying Gas
Importance of a Well Tuned Vehicle
Avoiding the A/C
Driving the Speed Limit
Anticipating Driving Conditions
Gas Saving Products
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Purchasing a Vehicle
Miscellaneous Driving Tip
Links for Information
Current State Average Gas Costs
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In addition to a mechanics course you may be able to find fuel saving tips that are available through a small mini-course at your local college.
3. Shop around
You can try to shop around in your local area for the cheapest gas that you can find but you shouldn’t go too far out of your way to try and get that best price unless you’re already traveling in that direction anyway.
Once you start driving around looking for the gas pump that can beat the one in your
neighborhood you start to increase the amount of money that you spend on your driving expenses.
Since your goal is to save money you would be defeating the purpose by driving around for too long.
Studies done by the AAA indicate that it will cost you approximately 51.7 cents per mile to drive your car this year.
Keep in mind that the IRS will only allow a deduction of 36 cents per mile so driving too far to get the cheapest gas isn’t always cost efficient.
While you are driving to a location that you would normally be going anyway you can of course keep your eyes open for the cheapest gas.
4. Multitask your shopping expeditions
If you know of a certain gas station that consistently sells lower priced gas and it’s out of your way you might want to consider making a weekly or bi-weekly journey