Thrift and car expenses do not go hand-in-hand. Automobiles
are expense to buy, run, and maintain. There are many
ways to save money on gas and to drive your car in a frugal manner. Some
tips save a lot of money, others save just a little. The biggest way to
save on gasoline is to just drive less. Do not take your car out for just
one thing. Keep a list of errands you need to run, and do them at times
when you must take out the car.
You don't need to spend more than a minute warming up your
car. Turn the car off if you need to idle, out of traffic, more than 30
seconds. Drive it at a steady speed.
Keep your car as light as possible by
removing unnecessary items from the trunk or back of the car. Hold
off on the air-conditioning and keep the windows closed. Keep up the maintenance
on your car, and keep your tires inflated.
Here are more frugal tips to save money on gasoline.
- Buy quality gas at a
discounted price at stores like Costco.
- Keep up car tuned up.
- Keep your tired inflated
- Keep windows closed.
- Remove unnecessary weight
from your car.
- Don't run the air
- Drive at an even speed.