With all the craziness going on in the world today drivers will need to be aware that traveling long distances can hurt their pockets for the foreseeable future. Also, if you're in the market for a new car/truck you should keep this in mind, prioritizing fuel economy since the world does not seem like it's going to calm down anytime soon, unfortunately.
Now is as good a time as ever to fine-tune your driving strategies and ways to maximize your fuel economy and ease the squeeze on your funds. So we figured we'd list 5 of our best fuel-saving tips.
Ways to Save at the Pump
1. Observe speed limits. When you drive, follow the speed limits and drive easily. Your driving habits can play a significant part in energy efficiency.
2. Check online. Apps and websites similar to GasBuddy can show discounted gas prices, making it easy to find good prices in your area or if you need to travel. Generally, gas stations well off major roadways and down from megacity centers tend to have better prices.
3. Avoid hard acceleration and stopping short whenever possible. Try to maintain a steady pace. The harder you accelerate, the more gas you use. Drive easily and anticipate the movement of other cars on the roadway. Smooth acceleration, cornering, and handling also extend the life of the engines, transmission, and tires.
4. Check tire pressure. Tires lose about 1 psi a month. Having tires with lower pressure than what's recommended on your car's window sticker can affect performance, tire life, and energy efficiency.
5. Skip the AC. Using air exertion does consume gas. Use your windows when you can. This isn't really something you can do during the summer months, but if you can avoid using it - go for it.
And that's that! There are our 5 ways to save money on gas. Check out our blog here and let us know if these are helpful or what you would like to see next!