As we approach the end of summer, and back to school is on the horizon, we begin our final holiday of the season. This year, road trips have become very popular due to the current circumstances. For tips on tripping over 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. Before going on your excursion, make sure you check the tire pressure. Ensuring tires are inflated to the recommended pound per square inch (PSI) can help save on 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 196
# 3 Compare gas prices. When stopping for fuel, consider shopping around. Most stations along the interstate tend to be more expensive, so comparing stations can save you more at the pump. There are also many free apps to download that will 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 excessive speed and use 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!