Here are some tips and suggestions on how you can get better fuel economy starting today. The first place to look is at the kind of car your driving. If you buy a more fuel efficient car you can save money everytime you fuel up. But if this is something you can’t afford to do right now here are some other suggestions:

1) Be careful of the speed you drive: We have all heard it before but it has to be said again. The faster you drive the worse your gas milage will be. Not only will you be safer driving at lower speeds on the highways it will cause you less pain at the pump when it does come time to fuel up again.

2) Compare gas prices: With almost everyone having a smartphone now it’s never been easier to find a gas station with the cheapest prices. Go to http://gasbuddy.com/ and download their app. With this app you can quickly and easily compare gas prices near you and head to the one that has the lowest price. So now before you fill up whether your at home, work, or traveling you can fire up this app and find the gas station with the best prices.

3) Tire pressure: If your tires are underinflated it takes more energy and gas for your car to go the same distance. Also, underinflated tires can pose a safety risk because of a car’s handling and braking ability, plus they also wear out faster. Checking your tire pressure at least once a month is one of the easiest things anyone can do and takes only a few minutes. View our Top 10 Tire Gauge Chart to see which tire gauges are best to use and keep your tires properly inflated.

4) Car rentals: When you’re traveling and need to rent a car try and get a fuel-efficient car. It doesn’t cost you any extra to rent these types of cars but you’ll use less gas and should you need to bring it back with a full tank of gas, it will cost you less to fill up. Bonus: make sure to use the gas buddy app to find the cheapest gas station near the car rental place.

5) Trunk load: Now would be a good time to take a good look inside your trunk. If there are things you don’t need then take them out and lighten up the load in your car. All this extra junk you have stored inside your trunk is costing you money. Every pound is important and carry an extra 100 pounds can reduce your car mileage by 1 to 2 percent.

6) Don’t be a drag: Don’t add things onto the top of your car that reduce its drag. When you put car top carriers you not only add weight but also reduce the cars aerodynamics. So once you are done using any car top carriers you need to remove these right away.

7) Running errands: Try and combine all your errands into one trip. Because a cars engine is most effective while its warm, letting your car cool down and warm up again takes extra gas and reduces your milage.

We hope these tips and suggestions have helped you save some money at the pump and on your tires and car life. If you have any suggestions that you feel we missed please contact us and let us know. We love to hear from you and want to help everyone save at the pump.