62 Ways to Beat the Gas Pump Monster

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Overview

We’ll cover subjects such as:
• Average gas prices
• Fuel economy
• Using the Internet to find cheap gas
• Where and how to buy your gas
• Where to find the lowest gas prices
• The importance of maintaining your vehicle
• Taking care of the tires on your vehicle
• Gas saving products
• The importance of EPA fuel economy ratings
• Tips on what to look for in your next car.
• Winter driving tips.
• Warm weather driving tips.
• Commuting encouragement.
• How to drive smarter.
• Current state average gas costs.
• Useful links to websites.
After you have finished reading this e-book you’ll have all the tools and
information that you need to start saving money today.
There will be some ideas that may not apply to you at this time but when
you purchase your next vehicle, you will find that you have access to smart
money saving tips for reducing the amount of money that you spend driving
your vehicle.
The information in this e-book is current with gas prices and statistics today.
Some of the information will vary for you personally depending on what
type of vehicle that you are driving, as well as the age of your car.
If you are driving a newer vehicle you’ll find that your car is already
extremely fuel efficient. However you can still apply most of the gas saving
tips found in this book to your own pocketbook.
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1. Gas Price Averages In Your Region
• Pacific Coast = $2.14
• Mountain West = $1.92
• Southwest = $1.81
• Southeast = $1.87
• Great Lakes = $1.85
• Midwest = $1.81
Source: http://www.fuelcostcalculator.com/
2. Energy Technology and Fuel Economy
Only 15 percent of the fuel that you put into your car gets used and the rest
of the energy is lost for many reasons. It is important to maintain your car
and have an understanding of how your vehicle operates.
If this information is foreign to you, you may consider taking a basic
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mechanics course to gain some knowledge.
The more that you understand about the way that your vehicle runs, and
what it takes to properly maintain it, the more success you will have when it
comes to understanding what steps to take to start saving money.
If only 15 percent of the fuel that you pay for gets used that means that you
need to be absolutely certain that the condition in which your car is running
is as efficient as it can be.
In addition to a mechanics course you may be able to find fuel saving tips
that are available through a small mini-course at your local college.
3. Shop around
You can try to shop around in your local area for the cheapest gas that you
can find but you shouldn’t go too far out of your way to try and get that best
price unless you’re already traveling in that direction anyway.
Once you start driving around looking for the gas pump that can beat the one
in your neighborhood you start to increase the amount of money that you
spend on your driving expenses.
Since your goal is to save money you would be defeating the purpose by
driving around for too long. Studies done by the AAA indicate that it will
cost you approximately 51.7 cents per mile to drive your car this year.
Keep in mind that the IRS will only allow a deduction of 36 cents per mile
so driving too far to get the cheapest gas isn’t always cost efficient.
While you are driving to a location that you would normally be going
anyway you can of course keep your eyes open for the cheapest gas.
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4. Multitask your shopping expeditions
If you know of a certain gas station that consistently sells lower priced gas
and it’s out of your way you might want to consider making a weekly or biweekly
journey to this destination.
This way you can take a day to get gas, buy your groceries, and take a walk
in the park within a different area of the city where you live. In effect, what
you are doing is multitasking and saving money on your fuel costs at the
same time.
5. Paying for your gas the smart way
One of the ways that you can save money at the gas pump is by using a
gasoline credit card. When you have a gas card you’ll be able to get 5 or 10
percent rebate back on the purchase of your gas.
This can amount to as much as $75 to $300 each year. If you have multiple
drivers in your family you’ll want to make sure that every car driving person
carries a gasoline credit card with them so that you can take advantage of
multiple gas sales.
Many gasoline companies are joining up with other retailers to give you
numerous savings at the gas pump.
You’ll be able...
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013954694
  • Publisher: 99 ¢ eStore, save to buy more
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 47
  • File size: 718 KB

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