Try filling up on Wednesdays. Oftentimes, gas stations will hike their prices beginning on Thursdays to take advantage of weekend travelers. Though this may not be true every single week, it is usually the case before a holiday weekend.
Whether you fill up on Wednesday or any other day, try doing so between 8 am and 10 am. Gas station managers often check the competition’s prices in the morning and they’re likely to raise their own prices between 10 am and noon if prices are trending upwards.
- Apart from pumping gas at specific times, there are other ways to conserve gas and therefore save money. Try the following gas-saving tips:
- Avoid gasoline with ethanol, whenever possible, because ethanol stores less energy than pure gasoline.
- Use the cheapest unleaded fuel that will allow your car to run well.
- Make sure your tires have the right amount of air in them.
- Avoid idling for more than a minute, even if that means turning off your engine while you wait for a traffic light to turn green.
- Coast as much as possible and avoid sudden starts and stops.
- Don’t weigh your car down with things you don’t need, especially rooftop carriers, which can cut your mileage by as much as 15%. In a test conducted by Consumer Reports, a rooftop carrier lowered the gas mileage of a Toyota Camry traveling at 65 mph from 35 miles per gallon to 29.
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