Five ways to save on Gas Prices
4. Clean Sweep
Are you that person who apologizes for the way your car looks when you offer someone a ride? Do you say, "oh, just move it over?" That use to be me; as a teacher I often carry home books, student reports and on occasion paperwork - go figure! With every 100lbs you carry in your car, you reduce your gas mileage by 1 to 2 percent. Granted, it may not make a huge difference in terms of mileage, it may make a huge difference to your passenger! Get on it - you've got too much junk in your trunk - literally!
3. Shop around
If you haven't curbed your impulse buying just yet, you may not be able to relate with this suggestion! Nonetheless, imagine! Just as you go searching for the very best pair of shoes to match an outfit, go on a search for the cheapest gas prices to match your budget. Checkout GasBuddy before heading to the pump to ensure your are paying the lowest price for gas! However, don't drive 90 miles just for a 5 cent difference!
2. Plan your trip
Gotta go to Wal-mart, to the nail shop, the flea market plus you wanna stop by the mall and pick up an outfit for tonight - figure out the furthest distance first and work your way back to the house. Also, if there are two stores in the same shopping center, but on different sides, park in the middle and get your exercise on! 2 birds, 1 stone!
1. Say, "Excuse me!"
Hand over your car keys for a "Mul-ti-pass!" *I used my Leeloo voice* That's right, hop on the bus, take the train, walk if you must: SAVE THAT MONEY, GIRLFRIEND!! The average monthly commuter pass costs $75.00 and depending on what your pushing can be a fraction of the cost of gas. Being a passenger will give you the opportunity to read, relax, reflect and stop rushing through life! And you wont have to text and drive!! BONUSSS: More tweets please @LoveNWright