In today’s day, many are doing their best to pinch their pennies, and avoid personal bankruptcy. There are some things that take from our wallet more than others. In this blog post I want to touch on a subject that steals from most of us on a regular basis – GAS. Here are a few small and simple ways to make the most of your gasoline, and save money in the long run!
- Look into the gas providers in your area and try to find the best rates that fall on your regular routes. This way you are not driving around town to find the best prices.
- Plan your trips before you leave. If you have several errands or stops to make, choose to complete them in one go. Plan out the best order and route to take before even leaving the house or office.
- Use Cruise Control
- Avoid using brakes to slow down. Rather let off the gas well in advance and keep your distance to the vehicles in front of you. Especially on the highway.
- Accelerate slowly and avoid revving your engine too high and try to keep in a habit of allowing your vehicle to switch gears at a lower RPM.
- Use air conditioning wisely. If you are on the highway, roll the windows up and use the air conditioning. This helps with air resistance, although when you are in town driving, choose to roll down the windows instead of using the air conditioning.
- Keep your gas cap tightly fastened
- Do not park your vehicle in the hot sun, rather park it in the shade
- Continue to keep up the general maintenance on your vehicle. Making sure all of the fuel efficiency factors are in good working condition.
- Make sure your tires are always pumped up fully with air.
- Change your air filters on a regular basis
- Keep a clean vehicle. At all times, try to avoid any extra weight. This means cleaning out the trunk and backseats on a regular basis.
While there are many tips that can help us save money on gas, and other areas, our personal finances can really get the best of us. Don Allen & Associates deal with debt assistance in Barrie, Collingwood, Toronto and Owen Sound. They can help with budgeting and personal finances including personal bankruptcy.