How Do You Save Money On Gas?

by : Ronnie Wilson

Gas prices are very high today and it seams that every day that the price at the pump keeps getting a little higher, A couple of cents today and a few more cents tomorrow, A few cents may not be a lot at one time but when you have to buy 10 to 20 gallons of gas a week that can add up to some big money over a short period of time.

I drive about 500 miles a week and when you have to stop and pay for 20 gallons of gas a week that can get very expensive and in a hurry, But when you have to drive you have to pay the high gas prices but there are ways that you can save gas and in turn save a few bucks.

By improving your gas mileage by just one or two miles per gallon can save you one or two hundred dollars over the period of a year, But with a few changes in your driving habits you may be able to get even more milage per gallon.

Here are some tips to get you started that are easy to do and will help you save on gas.

Lighten up on the accelerator. The faster you drive, the more gas you use. Speed limits have gone up around most of the nation, but you don't have to see your fuel consumption go up drastically as well. For example, driving at 55 miles per hour rather than 65 miles per hour can improve your fuel economy by two miles per gallon.

Combine errands into one trip and plan your stops for the most efficient route. You'll save yourself time and money.

Be smart with the air conditioning. On the highway, closed windows decrease air resistance, so run the air conditioner. But in stop-and-go traffic, shutting off the air conditioning and opening the windows can lighten your fuel use. Air conditioning can lower your fuel economy by 10 percent to 20 percent.

Get the junk out of the trunk. A weighed-down car uses more fuel. For every extra 250 pounds your engine hauls, the car loses about one mile per gallon in fuel economy. Carry only the basic emergency equipment and items you really need.

If you use those tips you will see that each one can make a little difference and every little bit helps.

There are many other ways to save money on gas and how to find the best gas prices around.