In Lawrence, gasoline prices have been on the rise. As we head into the summer travel season, they are a $1 a gallon more than what they were a year ago. To help ease the pain at the pump and as a ways to emit fewer carbon emissions, here are some ways to save money on gas:
Good driving often translates into better gas mileage. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent on highways. Another good tip is to drive the speed limit. For every 5 miles per hour you drive faster than 60 miles per hour, it’s as though you are paying an extra 24 cents per gallon.
Well-maintained cars lend themselves to better gas mileage. According to AAA, keeping a vehicle’s moving components lubricated and having an ignition and emission systems in good operating order aids in fuel efficiency. Cars also should have properly inflated tires and regularly replaced air filters.
Before you plan your trip, search for the cheapest gas prices along your route. On AAA’s website you can search for the best gas prices by city here. They also have a site that lets you calculate how much you will spend on gas during your trip.