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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Frugal Tip Friday

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Gas prices are still on the rise with no end in sight. My frugal tips for today are all about saving gas. These are things that I am trying to work on too!! The main thing that I have been trying to do is to have "No Drive Days" I have been trying to not drive anywhere at least 2-3 days a week.
  • Run errands once a week and use the most efficient route.
  • Walk as much as you can.
  • Stay home as often as possible.
  • Keep tires filled to their proper pressure.
  • Don’t suddenly stop or accelerate.
  • Carpool.
  • Bum a ride with friends and chip in for gas.
  • Ride your bike.
  • Use a diesel car if you have one.
  • Coast when you see a red light ahead, instead of hitting the brakes.
  • Use public transportation.
  • Try to get by with one car if you have two.
  • If you have one car that you only drive a couple of times a week, consider getting rid of it and using cabs.
  • Drive your car until it’s old. This works really well when you buy a car that will run for 200,000 miles.
  • Keep up on your car’s maintenance.
  • Turn your car off at lights.
  • Coast when you can.
  • Limit city driving.
  • Turn off the engine and coast to a stop. (Only do this if you know your car and know what you’re doing. It could be unsafe, depending on the car)
  • On a long trip, keep a steady foot.
  • Make it a challenge to see how far you can go on a tank of gas.
  • Use a discount card to buy gas. (Many grocery stores offer them, as well as Costco).
  • Fill up early in the morning when the air is cool, and the gas is dense. You’ll get more gas and less air.
  • Fill up when your tank is half empty.
  • Shop around for insurance. The rates can vary a lot!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Sherri, I gave you an award, come over to my blog and get it.

Missy said...

Great tips! I'm all for condensing all my trips down to one day, and I'll be driving my car into the ground rather than have another car payment. I'm adding my link now.

Norah said...

I'm sorry I missed this Fridays tip. I promise I'll be back on the ball next week.

Norah said...

I'm sorry I missed this Fridays tip. I promise I'll be back on the ball next week.