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Here We Go Again...Gas Prices

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3 Post-It Notes

Ughhh. Here we go again. Gas prices have jumped 10 cents in the past week and over 55 cents in the past 5 weeks. Here in Tennesse we are averaging about $2.65 a gallon. I REALLY hop we don't see a repeat of last year. There was a point when EVERY gas station within a 45 mile radius of where I lived was actually sold out and gas was over $4 a gallon. I've even considered going and buying a few gas cans and "stocking up", but Husband says that isn't practical. I have scoured the internet on some Ways To Save on Gas for you guys and here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Change the air filter and oil on your car
  • Check your tire pressure
  • Use cruise control when traveling on the highway
  • Get rid of unnecessary junk in your trunk to lighten the load
  • Buy gasoline during coolest time of day - early morning or late evening is best. During these times gasoline is densest (New one to me!)
  • Keep windows closed when traveling at highway speeds. Open windows cause air drag, reducing your mileage by 10%
  • Operating the air conditioner on "Max" can reduce mpg by 5 – 25% compared to not using it
Hopefully these tips combined will help you save more on gas. Do you have any tips on helping conserve gas, lower your MPG, or just a tip you'd like to share? Comment below!

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  • John said:  

    Some great tips, but I hope my girlfriend doesn't see this post! I hate having the window closed in the car :-(

  • myunrevealedthoughts said:  

    I guess gas prices here are more stable now :)

  • Annie1 said:  

    Gas just jumped another 5 cents a litre here (in my part of Canada) so its over a dollar a litre.

    We try to keep the tires full etc. We also try to limit our trips with the car and make sure we do everything in a loop!