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5 easy ways to save big on gas

Boosting fuel economy using these simple tips can save you anywhere between $0.95-$3.24 per gallon.

5 easy ways to save big on gas save on gas

The bad news: Gas prices are soaring. Just in time for summer, global politics and an increase in demand for gasoline are driving prices to record-breaking rates. 

The good news: You can save on gas anywhere between $0.95 and $3.24 per gallon with these simple hacks! (Note: Savings estimates below indicated by an asterisk depend on fuel type and price. Savings are based on an assumed fuel price of $4.34/gallon.)


Easy on the Pedals

Easy on the Pedals save on gas

Speeding and aggressive braking can lower your gas mileage. Use cruise control on highways to maintain a constant speed and maximize mileage.

Equivalent gasoline savings: $0.43–$1.74/gallon*

Also worthy of note: Gas mileage decreases at speeds above 50 mph. Drive the speed limit and try to maintain your vehicle's optimal fuel economy!

Equivalent gasoline savings: $0.30–$0.61/gallon*


Pump It Up

Pump It Up

Under-inflation increases tire wear and reduces fuel economy.  Find the correct tire pressure for your car on your glove compartment door or on the driver's-side door pillar, and make sure your tires meet that standard.

Equivalent gasoline savings: $0.11/gallon


Lighten Up

Lighten Up

Hauling cargo on your roof increases wind resistance and decreases fuel economy. Remove rooftop cargo containers when not in use.

Equivalent gasoline savings: $0.09–$0.74/gallon*


Kick Idling to the Curb

Kick Idling to the Curb

Idling can use a quarter to a half gallon of fuel per hour, depending on engine size and air conditioner use. When parked, turn off your engine.

Equivalent gasoline savings: $0.02–$0.04/min (w/ AC on)*


Electrify Your Ride

Charging the electric vehicle. A great hack to save on gas

Over a car's 15-year lifespan, the electricity to power an electric vehicle can be nearly $14,480 cheaper than fueling a gas-powered car! 

Drive electric and pay the electricity equivalent of $2 a gallon — or a lot less — for gas. 

Boosting fuel economy using these simple tips can save you anywhere between $0.95 and $3.24 per gallon. And as a bonus, these hacks also cut down on pollution.

Though we can't control gas prices, we can take simple, small steps to maximize our mileage and save on gas. Slow down, pump up those tires, lighten your load, or go all-out electric, and your bank account will thank you.

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