When to buy Gas?

by Dual Income No Kids on April 27, 2008 · 0 comments

With gas prices continuing to rise, those of you with cars out there might be wondering how to shave off your bill at the pump. Here are a couple of tips to help your personal finances bottom line:

Buy on your way to work.

Most stations hike their prices about 10am, according to Brad Proctor, founder of gaspricewatch.com. Use this info in your favor by filling up first thing.

Another handy resource is gasbuddy.com. Plug in your zip code and they’ll direct you to the cheapest stations around.

These tips are estimated at shaving up to twenty cents off the gallon, or around $2 a tank.

If you’d rather see more of a dent then that, you might want to consider a more fuel efficient car the next time you are in the market for some new wheels.

The 2008 Fuel Economy Guide reports that you can save $200 to $1,500 a year at the pump by choosing a more efficient ride. Plus, choosing a ride that gets 25 miles to the gallon versus 20 would prevent 17 tons of greenhouse gases over the life of the car.

The most miles for your gallons can be found with the Toyota Prius, at 48 miles per gallon in the city and 45 on the highway.



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