As we approach the end of summer, and back to school is on the horizon, we begin our final vacation of the season. This year, road trips have become very popular due to the current circumstances. For tips on how to stumble during a pandemic, click here to read my previous post. However, this blog contains tips and tricks on how to save money on gasoline during a drive.
# 1 Check your tires. Check your tire pressure before you go on your excursion. Making sure the tires are inflated to the recommended pound per square inch (PSI) can save fuel economy. Checking your tires before the trip can also help prevent accidents or unplanned stops along the way.
# 2 Pack Light. According to GasBuddy, you can save anywhere between 8% -25% by not overloading your vehicle. And let's be honest, you almost never need the extra pair of shoes 😉
# 3 Compare Gas Prices. Consider shopping when you stop for fuel. Most stations along the highway tend to be more expensive, so comparing stations can save more on the pump. There are also many free apps to download that do the job for you. These apps are designed to show you the lowest fuel prices in your area.
# 4 Pay by card at the pump. Most credit cards offer cashback or point incentives, and some offer higher points or percentages on fuel. Be sure to avoid cards that charge fees or high interest rates.
# 5 Drive smarter and slower. Try to avoid speeding and use the cruise control whenever you can. According to GasBuddy, aggressive driving can lower your fuel efficiency by up to 40%!
Saving money on petrol means more money to spend on the trip! Remember to have fun and be safe!
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