It’s no big secret - gas prices are rapidly rising. For many consumers this can lead to serious financial problems. This article will give you some tips, guidelines, and basic advice for helping you keep reduce amount of money that you spend each week filling up your vehicle.
If you’re like average driver then you can expect to put 15,000 miles on your vehicle every year and average about 20 miles on a gallon of gas. What this means is that for every 10 cents that gas prices rise you can expect to spend an extra $75 a year. Unfortunately you can’t control price of gas however, you can change some driving/car habits that will allow you to save money every time you visit a gas pump.
The biggest money waster when it comes to purchasing gasoline for your car is determined based on how well you maintain your vehicle. Since your automobile only uses 15% of gas you pump into it with rest expended for various other reasons in behooves you to take care of your car. Always perform regularly scheduled maintenance on your vehicle in order to keep it running smoothly and most importantly efficiently. This will allow it to use gasoline you put into it more economically and allow your car to become more pocketbook friendly.
Sometimes it pays to be a smart gasoline shopper. What that means is to keep your eyes open in order to spot lowest advertised price at gas stations as you do your normal daily driving routines. I’m not advocating that you actively go search for cheapest gas since this will increase amount of miles you drive and end up actually costing you more money then you would save. Just be a conscious observer and when you spot a cheaper price for gas then you would normally pay feel free to stop and fill your car up.
One of ways that you can save more money at gas pump is by using a gasoline credit card. Normally when you use a gasoline card you receive a 5 or 10 percent rebate back on purchase of your gas. This rebate can be significant and can add up to anywhere from $75 to $300 in a given year. Of course amount is dependant on number of times you fill up and requires you to consistently use your gasoline card for all gas purchases.