Thursday, February 23, 2012

8 Tips To Save on Gas

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I am sure you have noticed that the price of a gallon of gas is going up.  I saw a story on the news a few days ago where there was a prediction that gas could be around $5 per gallon this summer.  With that in mind, I wanted to share some tips on ways to save money at the pump and stretch the gas in your tank longer. 

1.) Use an STP Gas treatment:
This much-lauded additive cleans your engine and fuel intake system while fighting fuel-line freeze, thus boosting your car’s performance and mileage. You should use it a few times to see full benefits, but you will: at least 10% improved mileage, all while protecting your engine.

2.) Inflate those tires:
Countless studies have shown that cars with properly inflated and balanced tires get better gas mileage — around 3.3%, according to government stats.

3.) Change your oil, and put the right oil in:
This is key for older cars especially, which in many cases will benefit from using 5W-30 motor oil.

4.) Buy low-octane gasoline:
Unless your car specifically requires premium, skip it and go for low-octane fuel.

5.) Use MurphyUSA’s smartphone app to find the cheapest prices instead of driving around looking for the best deal.

6.) Gas Buddy or Gas Price Watch:
These are both online sites that watch gas prices giving you the highest and lowest prices in your area.

7.) Car Pool or Walk...this seems obvious!

8.) Check the signs – some places allow you to pay CASH for a discounted price

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