May 07 2008
My pal Ashley sent me this link on how to stretch your fuel the furthest.
Given the current gas prices, the news media are beating us over the head with stories on gas prices and how to save at the pump. I swear, the 5:00 local news has a story about this every. single. day.
We’ve all heard the standard, “Drive the speed limit or below, keep your tires properly inflated, consolidate your trips, take public transit,” blah blah. Yes, these are good tips. But, how can you save even more?
That question brings us to this story in Time. Here’s a few tips I’d like to mention:
You’ll see how you can get a gas gift card if you stay at certain hotels (I’m betting the hotel price is adjusted for this “freebie”).
Or, maybe you could spend $170 on a gas usage monitor. Eh, I’m a bit unenthusiastic about that, especially when you can monitor your gas mileage for free.
A tip that anyone can do is to skip the drive-thru and get your food inside. When your car is idling in line, it’s getting 0 mpg. Yeah. Better yet? Skip fast food altogether.
Another suggestion in the story is to wear different shoes. They argue that unless you can really feel how hard you’re hitting the brakes or the gas, you could be overdoing it.
Finally, before you head out, you can check prices at GasBuddy and maybe save a few cents per gallon on your next fill-up.
How do you save on gas?