Some last tips to get us saving those gas costs where we can.
*Keep your car in good working condition, this includes tire pressure, oil and air filters, and even the engine. Getting a tune up might also help, check your owner’s manual for recommended service dates.
* When driving on the highway use your cruise control if you have it. This will also help you avoid those nasty traffic tickets that would eat up all of your hard earned gas savings!
* If you’re still using premium gas instead of regular unleaded check your owner’s manual to make sure this is necessary. Most vehicles are made to operate just fine on regular!
* Shop online whenever you can to avoid extra trips all together! Don’t buy anything unless you really need it though, every dollar you save can help pay for the rising costs of gas, food and housing.
* I’ve always recommend local sight seeing (traveling by car) as a frugal family fun outing–it’s one of our favorite things to do–but with the price of gas now being double what it used to be, you may just need to choose areas that are closer to home. Considering the even higher costs of hotels and airfares, it’s still a frugal way to have fun! You might also consider just spending time together as a family, having a gamenight instead!