Top Ten Ways to Save Money, Conserve Fuel and Beat Gas Prices

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 16:17

Are you like the thousands of consumers that are trying to increase gas mileage, than this list will help! Here are the top ten ways to cut costs at the pump and save money on gas – all through simple techniques that you can implement today! Are you ready to go easy on your wallet?

1. Stop using air conditioning in the city. Using air conditioning means that more gas will be wasted. Do you really need to use it? Think about your wallet, think about the environment and stop using the air conditioning within the vehicle. To cut fuel costs, try parking in the shade. With gas prices as high as they are, we want to save as much as possible, right? Air conditioning can lower the efficiency of fuel up to twenty percent – is the five minutes of cool air really worth it?

Top Ten Ways to Save Money, Conserve Fuel and Beat Gas Prices2. Stick to the speed limit. Did you know that each ten miles you go over the speed limit that you exude ten percent more gas? Maybe there is something to be said about driving the speed limit. Not only will it save money on gas, it will save money on any speeding tickets that could be accrued through the reckless driving. Driving ten miles less than the speed limit could conserve up to two miles per gallon of gas.

3. Use loyalty cards to obtain rewards for gas and other purchases at the fueling station which can save up to fifty cents per gallon at some filling stations.

4. Ensure that your vehicle is in optimum working order. When hoses have leaks, or the vehicle has minor repairs required, other parts of the vehicle have to work overtime to compensate for these problems. What does this mean for fuel efficiency? It decreases because of the extra output required from the engine.

5. Did you know that something as simple as tightening the gas cap can save valuable money at the pumps while increasing fuel mileage?

6. Removing extra components of the vehicle such as snow tires and roof racks can increase fuel efficiency.

7. Same goes for weight. For each two-hundred fifty pounds of extra weight that the car is forced to carry, the gas mileage decreases at least one mile per gallon. Is this the time to remove extra weight from the vehicle?

8. Are you one of those people that drive with your foot on the brake? Doing this can cause the vehicle to drag, exerting extra gas and taking a toll on your wallet at the pump. Not only will this practice cause valuable gas to be lost but it will also wear out brakes sooner, causing more money in upkeep of the vehicle.

9. Fill up once, and fill up all the way! Filling up the tank means fewer trips to the fueling stations. This means, less gas spent travelling to the pumps, which means saving more gas!

10. Consider running all errands in one day, or in the same area of the city to conserve gas. Using this technique helps to conserve gas and can save hundreds of dollars per year.

Using these tips could save a bundle, and with the high costs of gas – who doesn’t want to save money at the pumps? In this economy informed consumers are transitioning into fuel conserving patrons, and its time that you jumped on the bus!

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14 Responses to “Top Ten Ways to Save Money, Conserve Fuel and Beat Gas Prices”

  1. hydrogen car says:

    November 12th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    we can also reduce oil consumption if we had more informations about these water fuel cells, or commonly know as Hydrogen cars, this can resolve our fuel bills problems and also contributes in helping our nature… its like the green bandwagon.

  2. Virginia Reckless Driving says:

    December 6th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Great tip about not speeding. Not only will that save some gas, but you’ll also be able to stay out of traffic court. πŸ™‚

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  3. Jim Honda says:

    February 6th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Very useful informations.I hope the soaring oil prices will come down as well.

  4. Honda says:

    February 6th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    with soaring fuel prices this article is really helpful..

  5. johnj@dehumidifiers says:

    March 23rd, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Good tips. Another one is to keep the revs down – you can save a lot of fuel by going into neutral at the lights and not going too fast if you’re in no hurry…

    Hmm I think I’m guilty on the air conditioner one – I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to A/C and am a bit obsessed with keeping the perfect temperature, even i mild conditions – your post is gonna make me think twice now!

  6. dodge oem parts says:

    March 25th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    These are really helpful and useful tips which I’m sure everyone can use especially with the soaring oil prices in the market.

  7. chris@Car Seat Covers says:

    March 31st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Great info. This is one of the best if not the best top ten list on how to save gas prices I’ve ever came across. You definitely know you’re wasting gas if your using your breaks more than your gas pedal.

  8. Kathy@orange county wrongful death attorney says:

    June 12th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    The best thing I did was to get a costco membership card. The cheapest gas anywhere.

  9. Kathy@orange county wrongful death attorney says:

    June 12th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Bu the keeping your car in tip top shape also helps. Clean air filter, properly inflated tires, and no junk in the car. The extra weight you lug around uses fuel.

  10. Cindy Davison says:

    June 24th, 2009 at 3:38 am

    I am used to driving the car with my foot on the brake.After all it is a way to waste money.Now I shall not do it again.Many thanks.

  11. Andy@movers says:

    June 28th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Very helpful tips. There is also a big difference between automatic and stick shift cars. Switching from drive to neutral save gas. You can’d do that if you drive an automatic car.

  12. Linda@moneybookers wire transfer says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I’ve found the perfect solution for me – from 3 years I’m driving on natural gas. It’s twice cheaper compared to petrol and is so far the most eco fuel, even better that bio diesel. The installation cost me around $800 by the time that I bought it but the money paid back only during the 1st year πŸ™‚

  13. Ruri@Free article submission says:

    July 31st, 2009 at 3:44 am

    For number 7 seems a little bit difficult for over-weight family to save on gasoline, unless there is a way to loss weight for whole family..
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  14. SR22 Insurance Virginia says:

    July 8th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    People could also save a lot of money each year if they would shop around for new auto insurance. Surprisingly most people’s auto insurance rates go up every year, some times by a lot and some times not by much, but they still go up.