How To Save Money On Gas

June 9, 2014 12:00 PM

How To Save Money On Gas
" When confronted with high gas prices, it can be tempting to seek out a fuel-efficient new car or ponder a switch to public transportation. If those thoughts make you groan, some simple changes in behavior can help you save at the pump with minimal sacrifice.

Drive gently

Resist the urge to jam your foot down on the gas pedal after the light turns green or hit the gas while inching forward in traffic. It’s generally not going to save you any time, and it’s one of the quickest ways to burn through gasoline. Accelerate smoothly away from a stop, and in gridlocked traffic, just lift your foot off the brake and see how far the car will creep forward on its own.

Also pay attention to traffic and stoplights ahead of you so you can avoid needing to brake hard or accelerate when you don’t need to. Besides reducing your fuel use, concentrating on the conditions around you also makes you a safer driver.

Find an affordable gas station

While it doesn’t make sense to drive far out of your way to get the best gas price, it pays to know which stations are the cheapest "

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