As we enter the holiday months, gas prices are on the rise yet again. If you’re looking for ways to stretch your gas mileage, you are not alone. Fortunately, you may be able to improve your vehicle’s gas mileage through proper maintenance and driving habits. Check out these tips to save cash on your gas budget.
 
Consolidate Your Trips
One way to save money on gas is to consolidate your trips. Plan your errands in one trip, which will save you time and money in the long run.
 
Car maintenance
Properly maintaining your vehicle can improve your gas mileage. Keep your engine properly tuned up and your tires inflated to ideal pressure.
 
Use Apps to Find Gas
There are a few apps that will lead you in the direction of cheaper gas. For example, GasBuddy will show you the best gas deals based on your zip code.  
 
Drive The Speed Limit
One of the best things you can do to save gas is drive the speed limit. Utilizing cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a consistent speed and will help save gas.
 
Avoid Rush Hour Traffic Whenever Possible
Not only does traffic waste your precious time but it also wastes money on gas. If possible, plan your rides around times when traffic is likely to be lighter. For example, leave for work earlier to avoid traffic on the highway.  
 
Try to incorporate some of these tips in your daily travels to save money on gas. And just remember, high gas prices do not tend to last forever. If you are in the process of exploring new car options and need a car loan, click here to see our rates or visit one of our local branches.