Gas prices are high, and they will only get higher as the weather gets warmer. Since many of us here in Atlanta rely on our cars, it’s vital to make sure that we’re saving money where we can. Read Greathouse Trial Law’s blog to learn how to save money on gas.
Save Money on Gas at the Pump
Find Cheaper Gas
There are a few different apps that can help you find cheaper gas, like Gas Guru, Waze, and GasBuddy. GasBuddy crowdsources information to provide the best gas prices and covers 150,000 gas stations in North America.
Sign Up for Rewards
Many gas stations and grocery stores offer rewards programs that you can sign up for. Joining these programs can knock down the price a few cents, which adds up in the long run. You’ll need to check the rules of each company to ensure that it works for you.
Use a Credit Card
Credit cards may be a good option to save money, especially if they offer points or cashback for your purchases. If you plan on using a credit card to pay for your gas, be sure to do research and always pay off your debt at the end of the month.
Save Money on Gas while Driving
Carpooling with others can help you save money on gas, especially if you decide to split the cost. Not only will this help you save on gas, but it is better for the environment and can help you build relationships with the people around you.
Plan Your Route
When you go out for a drive, try planning your route first. Strategizing where you’ll go will help you stay on track and minimize the amount of gas you’re using. When you plan ahead, you’re really saving money down the line.
It can be tempting to leave your car running while you figure out your GPS and music, but idling wastes gas. Try to avoid starting your car until everyone is in and ready to go. Leaving your car off is also safer, as it reduces the temptation to hold your phone while driving.
Save Money on Gas with Your Car
Monitor Tire Pressure
The cars we drive also affect how much we have to spend on gas, and it’s especially vital to check your tire pressure before driving. A study conducted by the United States Department of Energy found that we lose about 2 cents a gallon when our tires are underinflated!
Use the Right Oil
Using the right oil will not only help your car last longer, but it will improve its fuel efficiency. When you use the wrong grade, you could lose up to 7 cents a gallon. Be sure to use the manufacturer’s recommendations and look for “energy saving” oil.
Check Your Gas Cap
A gas cap that isn’t sealed correctly or not properly secured can cause your gas to evaporate, causing you to fill up more often and harming the environment. When you get gas, make sure that you fully tighten the cap.
Driving is a necessary part of living in Atlanta, but it can still be dangerous. If you or a loved one is injured due to someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys at Greathouse Trial Law are here to help.
Contact us today at (678) 310-2827 or complete our online form for your free case evaluation. Our personal injury law firm aims to serve the great people of Atlanta and to give a voice to the voiceless.
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