Saving your gasoline?

Gas Tank - A man paying to have his gas tank filled.
United States
June 3, 2008 10:46am CST
Have you been practicing ways to save your gas since the prices continue to rise? Yesterday the man was going right below speed limit the whole way down the road and he gently turned the corner and continued as if trying to save on gas. This gave me an ideal that I too should find ways that can make my gas last twice as long, because I am paying OVER twice the amount of gas to fill my tank than I did 5 years ago when I bought it. I was paying $25.00 to fill it up in 2002 and now to fill it up cost me $70.00 (2008). Do you have ways to save on gas for your car that can help MyLot family member's save money?
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14 responses
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
I actually have had to do that by not taking unnecessary trips or planning the route and avoid streets with lots of traffic. I wonder though it this gizmo with hho is really good in saving you gas.
2 people like this
• United States
3 Jun 08
Last week I decided I would by extra grocery and meats so I wouldn't make more trips to the store, I just put the meat in my deep freezer. Hopefully this will become a good habit for all of us we we can keep money instead of losing money.
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I walk as much as possible I do not go out of town very often anymore either. Do not let your car sit and run idle it wastes gas too. Instead of idelinga the drive thru go in to save on your gas.
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• United States
3 Jun 08
That is a good tip about go in and buy instead of sitting in the drive thru wasting gas. Thanks.
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• Canada
3 Jun 08
I don't drive so I don't have to worry the same way that drivers to, but now the cost of everything else is going up, because gasoline is needed for transport. Airfare Busfare Cabfare Shipping Postage I have a free bus pass from the CNIB because of my poor vision, so I don't have to pay for busses regardless of the fare. I just use that to get around.
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• United States
3 Jun 08
It's true we need to save on everything now. I even try not to make as many stops at the store, as I did before I got worried. Thanks for the response
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• Philippines
4 Jun 08
MY GOD NATIONAL CRISIS REALLY SPARE ME A LOT. gASOLINE PRICE INCREASES FROM TIME TO TIME TOGETHER WITH RICE AND TANK MY GOODNESS MY COUNTRY TERRIBLY SUNK. IAM VERY SAD.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes its hard everywhere now, I hope some leaders can bring a good change soon.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I do not drive, and we live in Canada, but we belong to Canadian Tire where we get a discount every time we fill up the tanks. So if there is a place like a Co-op down there, and if you can get coupons that will help. I also heard that not gunning the engines and turning off the motor when you are parked for any length of time helps. Also driving along secondary roads so you do not have to stop at every light and also when you are driving along a main road, making sure that the lights are synchronized, would help. Other than that, I have no idea.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes I agree with turning the engine off while parked like at school picking up kids stuff like that. Thank you.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
4 Jun 08
i don't drive... but my hubby does... what he does to save fuel is to drive in a constant speed and does not accelerate unnecessarily... the price of gas is really ridiculous nowadays... i spend $90 yesterday to fill my car full tank... i just wish that the government can do something to fix the price... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes it is rediculous! Its almost as if they are making it so high no body will be on the roads any more. If thieves are advancing stilling gas from others car's at night and Two men were arrested because they parked the truck with a trailer covered over the gas man hole at the station and sucked the gas right out of the ground and no one new until late the gas was short like 90 gallons with video they seen the truck parked there in the lot and went to there home and found the fuel. Its crazy the sneeky way people try to steel thinking no one will find out.
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@mizcash (686)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
That is some really good information, never have thought of some of these funtion.urchasing gas a the coolest timesof the day does make alot of sense. This is just amazing ..thank yo
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Thank you, So many people have good Ideal's on saving gas and money, this is a time we need to stick together before its to late and we all run out of money.Thank goodness people are willing to help their fellow man/woman.
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@salonga (28073)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
Yes we've doing all things to save gas not only to save same cash but also to save the environment from going down the drain. The best way to save gas... Walk when the place is just some distance away. Use bicycle if the place is farther or share a ride with your friends!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes, not only saving gas and money but the environment too.You would think after over a hundred years of gasoline the auto makers would already have safe fuel cars filling the freeway by now. Everything else has changed except gas,(CD's,I pods, DVD's,lap tops...)
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I just took my car in, got new tires (that I needed real bad), had the car aligned and the tires filled with Nitrogen. The nitrogen filled tires are supposed to give better mileage and they don't lose air as fast, so the tire pressure stays at the pressure needed for optimal mileage. I also drive slower, avoid jack rabbit starts and sudden stops. I run the AC but shut it off periodically and leave the fan on, so I still get cool air and save a bit of gas. Here is my secret so don't pass it around, when I stop at red lights, even if I have to stop further back, I stop in the shade to keep the car cooler.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Someone told me last year that the AC running will not effect your gas, I wonder if that is true or not. I like the shade stop thats a new one.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Right now hubby and I are putting aside money in a CD for 2009 that will be used to specifically cover GAS expense. I know the idea sounds a little kooky but we've actually set aside a certain amount and we're factoring in a 52 week budget. As for right now-- all I do is keep charging it for reward credits on my CC. My car is far from economical :(
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• United States
4 Jun 08
You have the right idea. Save that money for your babies because when they are teens you are going to wish you triple income. lol
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I have the perfact way that i am using to save gas. Ready? Here goes My car needs the motor changed ($1300.00) so i am going to leave it broke and stay at home for awhile!
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• United States
4 Jun 08
I hear ya on that! Good Luck
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
4 Jun 08
My only solution has been to stay home more. I use to do quite a bit of driving but now I stay home as much as I can. Every day the price of gas goes up a little more.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes, I understand . I use to go everywhere couple times a day and now I try to do everything in one day and combine to save gas and time. The world is really changing, at least we have each other to change with.
@ambkeb (782)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Unfortunatly, I don't live close to anyone or anything thing. For my husband to get back and forth to work it is right about an hours drive round trip. I can't think off the top of my head how many miles that is. But that is one of the closest places to work. It is also easier/cheaper for him to do the grocery shopping before he comes home. That way we dont have to go back into town and waste that gas. YEs, it means that Im stuck in the house even more now, but you gotta do what you gotta do right? LOL
• United States
4 Jun 08
That's what I did before I quit went to the grocery store before I went home that was so tirring. I dreaded going after work because I was tirred but, you gotta do what you gotta do. Hopefully you have a day were you two can go out for the day and enjoy yourselves.
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
4 Jun 08
My hubby has a drives 32 miles to work and 32 miles back every day. Luckily, we have a Ford Focus that gets excellent gas mileage - over what the EPA sticker said, actually. Still, the cost of gasoline has made us consider moving closer to his work. But he's had this house for 20+ years. He has discovered that going 55 on the freeway makes a big difference. Now, instead of driving in the fast lane and going 70+ when there's no traffic or speeding up and slowing down as it changes, he stays in the slow lane and plugs along at 55. After doing that for 3 tanks, he's determined that his gas mileage went from 32mpg to 36mph. With his commute, that makes a big difference.
• United States
4 Jun 08
Yes I think renter's are better renting near there job. It would be like getting a free check every week if we didn't have to put gas.