This time of year may seem a little scary as gas prices continuing to increase. This season, the Energy Department has stated that peak prices will average $3.95 a gallon, up 6.3% or 24 cents from last years peak driving season. Of course, prices will vary in different regions, but with the increase from last season, drivers must prepare to pay the price, or find ways to save money on gas.
On a positive note, drivers should look forward to a possible 5 to 10 cent price drop in the next few weeks, a temporary decrease.
There are easy ways to save money on gas by refreshing yourself on simple driving tips:
Driving sensibly. “Aggressive driving” can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent.
Observe the speed limit. Although driving over the speed limit will get you there faster, typically each 5 mph that you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.31 per gallon for gas.
Using cruise control on highways will also help you maintain a constant speed.
Drivers will still pack up their cars and head down to the beach this summer, but making small adjustments to the journey will increase gas mileage and savings.
Check out more tips at fueleconomy.gov
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