Everytime you turn around, it seems the price of fuel has gone up — again. As much as we’d love to clip a coupon from the Sunday paper to save on fuel, we all know that just won’t happen. Here are five simple tips to help you save on your fuel costs:
Drive the speed limit (or slower). When you drive faster, you burn more fuel. Just slowing down a little bit can save you money at the pump (and might also help avoid those awful speeding tickets as well).
Check your tire pressure. Underdeflated tires are not only a safety hazard, they can also cause you to burn more fuel. Make sure to check the pressure frequently.
Don’t top off your tank. Don’t be tempted to squeeze in a little more fuel into your tank once that pump clicks off. Over filling your tank can actually cause some to seep out and that just costs you money.
Clean out your trunk. Make sure you have just the essentials in your trunk. If you have too much weight, that can cause your engine to work harder, which can in turn, make you burn more fuel.
Shop where you get rewards. Many stores and cards are currently offering rewards to save on fuel when you shop with them. Even $0.05 a gallon is money in your pocket. In Kansas City you can earn rewards at Price Chopper and HyVee (the HyVee Fuel Savers program is available at all 200+ stores).
So, what are YOU doing to help save on your gasoline consumption?