The beauty of owning a car is that you can get around easily, without having to wait for public transportation or exhaust yourself riding a bike. However, the downside is that the cost of gas is constantly rising, so you’ll end up spending more on gasoline than you would on many other expenses.
It’s amazing how expensive gas can get. A decade ago, a tank of gas was half the price that it is today, and who knows where it will be in a decade. Not everyone can afford energy-saving cars and hybrids, and most of the world is relegated to driving cars that use gasoline. If you want to save every time you fill up the tank, here are some ways to do so:
Find the Cheap Stations — There are always gas stations around the city that will offer gasoline at reduced prices. They will usually be located in more suburban and rural areas, while the highest-priced gas will almost always be in the heart of your city or town. If you can find these gas stations, try to make it a point to only tank up with the cheap gas. Don’t drive out of your way to fill the tank – you’ll use more gas, negating your savings – but try to include a stop by that gas station in your weekly or daily routine. It will allow you to fill up without losing any time or money.
Use Your Smart Phone – Many websites will allow you to track the price of gas, and they will help you to know exactly how much you’re going to spend on your tank of fuel. However, there are many websites that will allow you to find cheap gas, thanks to reviews written by other drivers. These websites include Automotive.com, FuelMeUp.com, and GasPriceWatch.com. You can access these websites on your mobile phone, and you’ll be able to find the cheapest gas even as you drive.