The rise in gas prices have been breaking the bank, making it harder for working Americans to afford luxuries and basic necessities. But with the need for transportation a must, we've come up with some helpful tips to help ease the pinch.
- Look for the lowest gas prices: Look around in your area for which gas stations have the lowest prices.
- Combine weekly errands: Instead of doing your errands at different times, do them in one trip. Buy enough to get you through the week. This way, you aren't making unnecessary trips around town.
- Carpool: Carpool with a friend or neighbor whenever possible. Not only will you be saving gas, but you'll be helping Mother Nature as well!
- Walk: Walk or ride a bike to nearby destinations. You're saving gas and getting some exercise to boot!
- Buy gas during the week: Gas stations have a tendency to raise the price of gas on the weekends and during the holidays.
- Highway driving: Take the highway to avoid stop-and-go traffic in the city. Also, don't go over 65 mph, anything higher eats up your gas mileage.
- Go public: Take public transportation, if accessible in your area.
- Good condition car: Make sure your car is in good condition and your tires are properly inflated. This will allow you to get the maximum miles per gallon.