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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Frugal Tip of the Day 4/21/12

save money on gas

Today's Frugal Tip of the Day comes from Woman's World Magazine (issue 5/16/11)

Save money on gas by extending the amount of time between fill ups!
Here are some tips to increase your gas mileage:
1. Turn off the A/C: Turn it on for a few minutes to cool the car down then press the circulation button and turn off the A/C. Running the A/C shaves off one or two miles from your mileage.
2. Look for coupons: Sometimes there are coupons available via gas company websites, through grocery stores or the newspaper.
3. Consider a credit card: There are some credit cards that give you rebates on what your purchase in gas. However, beware the credit card. See my reasons to always pay cash!
4. Avoid topping off: Topping off the gas tank can result in your paying for gasoline that is fed back into the station's tanks because your gas tank is full.(source)

Check out this link to see even more ways to save money on gas.

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1 comment:

  1. Another tip is to not let your gas gauge fall below 1/4 of a tank (it's not good for your car to begin with). To be honest, the more gas in your tank, the better the mileage, because once it falls below half a tank, your mileage begins to suffer. I learned that the hard way because I was only putting like 20 bucks worth of gas in my car at a time and then wondering why it was burned off so quickly.