Saving Gas Money On-the-Go
With prices at the pump edging higher, we’re looking for ways to reduce frustration and save money. There are a few simple things you can do to save gas and money… with little planning, little or no cost… and while you’re out on-the-go.
- First off – slow down. Gas mileage starts to decrease rapidly at speeds over 60 miles per hour, and the Department of Energy estimates that slower speeds can trim your fuel economy by up to 23%.
- The gas buddy app for smart phones can help you find and compare prices at gas stations near you.
- The gas cubby app keeps track of your gas mileage, the number of fill-ups and fuel costs over time.
- And a recent consumer reports survey found that the hike in fuel prices has prompted about one-quarter of Americans to consider downsizing their vehicle. If you’re considering making an investment in a more fuel-efficient model, the Department of Energy has tools for calculating and comparing your current miles-per-gallon, as well as their rankings of the most fuel-efficient models on the market at FuelEconomy.gov.
Simple and cheap ways to save gas money on-the-go.