Today’s AAA National Average $2.857

Price as of 8/15/18

Fuel Saving Tips

Fuel Saving Tips

This summer, gas prices are at the most expensive point since 2014. AAA offers these tips to motorists to help save this summer:

Slow down. The faster you drive the more fuel you use. Every 5 mph over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.18 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy.

Share work or school rides by carpooling or consider public transportation.

Do not use your trunk for storage. The heavier your car, the more fuel it uses.

Combine errands. If possible, park in a central spot and walk from place to place.

Choose a smaller, fuel efficient car for longer trips

Hike or bike. You’ll burn less gas and more calories

Work from home, if possible

Replace “dinner and a movie” date night with dinner parties. You’ll save the mileage!

Here are a few ways AAA recommends you can improve your driving to get better gas mileage:

Accelerate gradually. Avoid jackrabbit starts.

Anticipate your stops. When approaching a red light, let your foot off the gas as early as possible.

In summer, drive during cooler parts of the day. Cooler, denser air can boost power and mileage.

Avoid long warm-ups in the morning. They’re unnecessary and waste fuel.

Use air conditioning. Today’s air conditioners create less drag on the engine than driving with the windows open.

Maintain recommended tire pressure. Low pressure reduces fuel economy and can damage tires.

Keep the air filter clean. Clogged filters reduce fuel economy and increase exhaust emissions.

Drive the speed limit.