Thanks to Biden’s failed leftist policies gas prices are soaring – making it almost impossible to budget ahead for a future road trip.
Airlines have already bumped ticket prices in response to rising fuel costs – meanwhile, the smug liberals are telling people the answer is to just go out and buy an electric car – as if everyone wants, or even has the financial means, to drop $60k on a new vehicle.
But don’t give up hope on your travel plans just yet – you can still take a road trip without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to help you save on gas before you hit the road.
Don’t Be A Showoff
Most of us roll our eyes at the young kid (or even grown man) who loves to accelerate fast and speed down the road.
Not only is it loud and obnoxious, but it ends up using more gas.
Instead, gradual acceleration will avoid wasting gas – and the same goes with driving at a steady speed and not slamming on your brakes at every stop light and stop sign.
Check Out Gas-Saving Apps
If you want to find the cheapest gas in your area before you fill up your tank, sometimes it’s best to let other people hunt down the best deal and do the work for you.
Don’t make your life any harder than it needs to be.
So if you haven’t already, download the GasBuddy app which will show you all the prices for gas in your area so you can find the best value.
And you’ll save more than just a few cents!
A quick search this morning in my neighborhood showed a whopping .79 difference per gallon between the lowest and highest priced gas in my area.
Even saving half of that per gallon will make a huge difference in your total bill.
Don’t Fill Up Around Hot Attractions
If you’re in a major tourist area – expect to pay more for gas.
The closer you are to popular attractions, the more expensive it will be to fill up your tank – especially if the area you’re visiting is remote and off the beaten path.
With a little bit of careful planning, you can use the GasBuddy app to map out all the surrounding gas stations – and fill up before you drive into a tourist hotspot.
As Dave Ramsey often says – cash is king!
Sometimes gas stations will give you a discount if you pay in cash.
It helps them avoid credit card processing fees.
Same goes with loyalty points or savings if you belong to a wholesale club like Costco or Sam’s Club.
Every little bit of savings can really add up.
If you’re renting a car – ALWAYS fill up the gas tank before you return it.
The prepaid gas option might sound alluring since it’s easier to just drop off your rental and let someone else fill it up – but choosing this route will definitely make your gas bill higher.
Auto Slash reported:
“When you prepay for the gas, you’re paying for the full tank. If you bring it back a quarter full or even 90 percent full, there’s no refund for the gas you left in the tank. If you don’t use every last drop, you’re paying for gas you didn’t use…
The tax man wants his share. Every state, county, city, and airport has staked their claim over rental car revenue, and gas is no exception.
If you buy the prepaid gas, that 10-cent-per-gallon “cheaper than pump price” rate can get inflated by 50 cents per gallon or more—just from rental taxes.”
Of course, you should make sure your tires are inflated properly to the correct psi, and remove unneeded weight from your trunk as it will weigh down your car – and use more gas.
Yes, Biden’s leftist policies continue to fail and are having massive economic consequences – but don’t let him steal one more moment of your freedom by trapping you at home with rising gas prices.
Why do you think gas prices are so high?
What are some ways you save money at the pump?
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