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
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
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
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.