Gas prices have skyrocketed to 3.70 where I live.
The cost of living, where I live in particular, has skyrocketed. Our population has increased 14% in the past 10 years, according to this article.
My husband and I both work full time, we’re doing OK, but still we struggle. We are teaching our daughter how to drive. I drive 20 miles to work, 5 days a week, and take the kids schools are 10 miles away. That’s a lot of driving. Luckily, I got a new part time job, that pays well, so our finances will improve: You can read about that here: I don’t mind working extra to provide my kids with a nice life, and College later on. I love my state and will work more to stay living here.
I’ve made some adjustments on how I drive to save money.
Before I would accelerate fast, and use the side streets more than I needed to. The price of gas didn’t matter much to me.
So here is what you can do to save money on gas:
- Accelerate slower, gently, and steady. Acceleration burns a lot of gas. I used to just accelerate fast, because it saved time! But now it’s just not worth it financially. Don’t put the petal to the metal!
- I have a green button on my dashboard, that says eco, it let’s me know if I’m driving sensibly! HaHa
- Keep a safe distance from other cars, so that you don’t have to slam on the breaks.
- When going down a hill us that momentum, to coast.
- Use the highway as much as you can. Driving in stop and go traffic burns more fuel.
- Don’t leave your engine running unless you are warming up the car. Turning it back on won’t burn as much gas as letting it run idle.
- Get the air pressure in your tires check.
- Get rid of extra weight in the trunk.
- Maintain your car, take it in for a maintenance check.
- You can go to this site to find gas cheaper in your area: https://www.gasbuddy.com/
- Use the air conditioner on the highway and not for town driving or don’t use it at all if you can handle that!
- Get a Sam’s Club card. With a memebership at Sam’s you can save on gas.
- Use loyalty rewards. I use gas points at my local grocer and I save big sometimes. I’ve saved .80 cents one time.
I hope this post is helpful to you! Let’s face it, driving is too expensive now a days!! Happy Driving.
Disclosure: Always drive safe, and use common sense. Don’t accelerate slowly when merge on the highway is not feasible, or pull out in front of someone and go slow.
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