Save Gas. Save Money.

As of 4/13/12 the average price of gas in Connecticut was $4.14*. Assuming you have a 15 gallon tank and fill up at least once a week, that’s over $3,000/year on just gas!

Check out these five tips on how to save gas and save money. If only I could get my 1/10 of a penny back then I’d be all set.

Proper Tire Air Pressure

Be sure to check your air pressure and keep your tires properly inflated. Not only will you save money on gas but your tires will last longer too! By keeping your tires properly inflated and aligned you can increase your gas mileage by up to 3%!

Clean Out Your Trunk

Are you using your car’s trunk for storage? If so, it’s time to clean it out. An extra 100 pounds in your trunk can reduce your fuel economy by up to 2%!

Check Under The Hood

Proper tune-ups on your car are necessary for proper gas mileage. Get those noises fixed and your oil changed. You can increase your gas mileage by up to 4% by making sure your engine is tuned to your owner’s manual specifications.

Take It Easy

A drive can be relaxing and save you money. Your gas mileage becomes more inefficient when driving at speeds over 60 mph. And when you’re driving around the town, try not to jack rabbit. Driving gently can improve your city mileage by up to 5%!

Find The Best Price

By using your resources on the internet and on your mobile smartphone you can easily shop around for the best gas prices in your area. A great site and mobile app is http://www.gasbuddy.com! GasBuddy has a huge community of users that report the best prices all over the country. Just enter your zip code and you’re on your way to cheaper gas and saving money.

Sources:
*http://www.connecticutgasprices.com/Prices_Nationally.aspx
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/energysavings/savegas/flash.html

What gas saving tips do you have?

Chris, VP of Unbanking

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