How to Save Money on Gas This Summer

July 17th, 2017 by

There are some things in life that we just can’t control—like the prices at the gas pump. But, what you can control is how you drive so that you can make the most out of each tank. Before you load up your Kia from Carriage Kia for your next summer road trip, learn how you can save money on gas this summer.

 

How to Save Money on Gas This Summer

Get an App

There are plenty of smartphone apps available to help you find the cheapest gas along your route. Gas Buddy is a popular choice that can lead you to the best deal around.

 

Fill Up Early in the Week

People go out on the weekends more often than during the week day. For this reason, gas prices tend to increase around Thursday morning. Dodge that bullet by filling up between Monday and Wednesday.

 

Cool Down the Right Way

Having your windows open on the highway can decrease your gas mileage significantly. It’s more efficient to use the AC at high speeds. However, when you’re driving in the city, windows down is the way to go.

 

Avoid Evaporation

Gas will evaporate out of your fuel tank, especially when it’s warmer out. Filling up at night, in the morning, or on cooler days will help you avoid excessive evaporation, as will parking in the shade when possible. Keeping your car as cool as you can will help get your money’s worth from every stop at the pump.

Posted in Driving Tips, Summer