Summer typically means much more driving due to summer break road trips and visiting family and friends. Although this time is fun and exciting, it can be costly depending on how often and how far you take your vehicle. When you want to actually go out and do things, it can be helpful to learn how to save money when buying gas to help fund other adventures.
When it comes to buying gas during the summer months, try to get your gas either at night or early morning when the weather is cooler. When the weather is hot, gas will expand and you’ll end up getting less use out of your tank. Getting gas during the cooler times will get you a more condensed, more fuel efficient tank.
Try to scope out gas stations before you head out on your trip. Avoid gas stations that are right off the highway – these tend to be more expensive because of necessity. Gas stations that are in your city away from traffic will be less expensive and you’ll be able to save money on gas.
When on the road, try to drive more steadily and avoid slamming on the gas and brakes often. Stopping and going actually uses up more fuel, so keeping a steady speed on highways and freeways will allow you to receive the best fuel efficiency and save gas money overall on your trip.
We hope these tips will be helpful for you on your summer road trips and remember to drive safe! Also, before you embark on your journey, we invite you into John’s Auto Care for a vehicle inspection to ensure that your car will remain reliable along the way.