Now that U.S. gas prices are at their highest levels in decades, it helps to think about how to save money on gas. Here are some tips.
*Combine trips. Plan your trips so if you have to pick up a child from school, go to work, and/or run errands, do them all at the same time on the same trip.
*Check gas prices in your neighborhood or on your commute route to see which gas stations offer the best values. Gasbuddy.com and Waze provide gas pricing information.
*Use other methods of transportation if possible. Try to walk, ride a bike, use a bus, carpool, or share an Uber ride.
*Remove heavy items from your car so you get the best mileage possible.
*Don’t speed too much. Traveling above 60 miles per hour means you are not using your gas efficiently and will decrease the miles per gallon you get for your gas.
*Turn your car engine off when waiting. It saves gas money and helps the environment.
*Pay for your gas with cash rather than a credit card. Often the price per gallon is cheaper when you use cash.