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Gas prices are outrageous, here’s how to drive more economically.

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!
No, don’t do this! 😀
  • 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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  1. jonicaggiano

    Thanks for bringing attention to this. We all need to use as little fuel as possible. These are excellent tips. Also carpooling is a great way to save fuel. Mass transit and affordable electric cars. We drive a smart car and it can get 50 miles to the gallon on the freeway. We would love to have an all electric vehicle but they are still to expensive. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs Joni

    1. Yes, driving is ridiculously expensive. I need a smart car, there’s no way I could afford an electric car. Thanks for reading!

      1. jonicaggiano

        You are so welcome. Do you know a very long time ago there were electric cars that were affordable and they stopped producing them. You know that had to have been pressure from gas consuming automakers. Now we can’t afford an electric car. Thank you for helping people be aware, so important. Keep it up please my friend. Plant that seed and it just might grow. 🤗❤️💕😘Hugs and love to you and your family.

  2. bloggngnoggin

    I know this may be a little hard to do for most people
    but those that don’t work or have kids is my target.

    The BEST WAY to save on gas is to stay out of traffic
    & don’t back track your trips, go to the farthest place 1st
    then work your way back home & try to keep a study speed.

    Another good thing is to not go out as much, cut down
    on your trips from 3 times to 1 time a week, that helps
    me & hubby we stay home most the time till pay day
    & we get everything we need to do done pay bills
    buy what food & stuff we need & make a day of it.

  3. Rayo

    Amazing tips. I actually thought driving faster saves more gas because it saves time. It’s good to know it’s the opposite. Thank you for the tips

    1. No, driving fast burns more gas, and uses more power in the engine. I wish driving fast was cheaper. Save me time. Thanks for the visit.

  4. Helen

    good tips!! I know some but didn’t know others. I try not to use the AC but i live in FL and it gets pretty hot here! lol

    1. Oh it’s so hot and humid in Florida. My husband is from Miami. I couldn’t go without the AC out there!

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