Tips to save money on gas
Beat your pain at the pump
- Duration 3:15
- Date Feb 19, 2013
Beat your pain at the pump
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Gasoline prices hitting record highs for the month of February in fact they just went up again forget this 33 days in a row terrific and according to triple -- the national average is now three dollars and 75 cents a gallon up thirteen point 3% since January 17.
So how can you fill up without breaking the bank here with some help -- how -- senior petroleum analyst for gas buddy dot com good morning -- Good morning IP -- but he is great.
And I know that for a fact because in some instances.
You can save up to add a dollar a gallon -- I just -- in the zip code for where we're sitting right now and the and the ranges between 395 and 440.
Because you know it it seems like the gas stations can pretty much charge whatever they want to.
It sure looks that way now in you know especially now because of the -- aggressive price increases that we're seeing it's more important than ever for people to get into the habit.
Of a finding the lowest price guess they can they can find and it did.
It it's gonna Barry from market to market but as you point out you.
Between the lowest price in the highest price it can be a significant difference in in Miami yesterday it was over a dollar difference from the lowest price station to the highest.
Take -- we want to get the semi intense rivalries need to point out also there as you're dressed as a driver you can walk into these gas stations had to guide on the streets forty cents cheaper -- -- a drop in the price give us a number one important of the best way to save.
Money on gas for number one.
Most important thing we would recommend it it's gonna sound self serving if you use -- buddy you're going to be able to find the lowest price gas station in your zip code.
Another thing we want to tell people is get out of that habit of -- of being a creature of happened.
You don't want to always take the same route to work if you think.
Getting the guests at the station that's closest to the highway you take to get to the office chair -- if that's your habit that's probably gonna cost you more money you've been.
Then finding a lower price station sure and if you know even if it's some of some of it sounds very simple if you're in a very affluent neighborhood chances are those local gas stations are charging what they think the market.
-- there are exactly right also we just on the tip coordinate your -- that way you're not run and all over the place.
Carpool with your co workers I remember that from -- back in the seventies keep your tires properly inflated.
And the final one is avoid heavy loads because let's face it -- there a lot of people.
Who pretty much used their trunk as a locker for about golf clubs and a lot of other heavy stuff.
That's absolutely right we wanted to get the jumped out of the trunk you don't need all that extra weight in the vehicle that's gonna it's gonna cluster gas mileage indeed.
And that and I'm sure -- but that you can walk into these gas station the most will be blown by right they can tell -- drop -- price it's you've been on the block.
Absolutely you know with with tires what I want people understand is that.
Food for every pound of pressure there the tire can be under inflated their losing about 2% of their fuel economy let's just aren't so I just got to make it round by five pounds of pressure.
If you make a real difference so let's hope everybody goes out checks -- tires this morning Greg we thank you very much for joining us today with your great tips my pleasure thank you.