Are you looking forward to a road trip in the upcoming months?
I LOVE to travel and enjoy the feeling of excitement that comes from the anticipation of the unknown adventure that awaits during a road trip. I also like to spend my money on fun, not fuel…. but gas is essential for the adventure. I came up with some tips that can stretch your gas budget and maximize your mileage so that you can have more money to spend on things that you enjoy.
1. Combine stops when possible
Try to stop for bathroom breaks, meals, and gas at the same exit so that you don’t add unnecessary extra time or miles.
2. Use cruise control
This helps you make sure that you are at a consistent fuel-efficient speed and less likely to get a speeding ticket.
3. Make sure that your tires are inflated to the recommended amount.
Under-inflated tires can reduce your gas efficiency.
4. Accelerate and brake gradually
This helps gas efficiency.
5. Buy gas when temperatures are at their coolest
Fill up in the early morning whenever possible.
6. Make sure that you are getting oil changes at the recommended time and changing your air filters when needed.
This will help your vehicle run at its peak performance level.
7. Use gas credit cards, gift cards, and reward cards.
You get a discount on gas when you use a gas credit card. Reward cards also give you incentives like free drinks after a certain amount of purchases. For example, the Sunoco Gas credit card saves consumers $.05 off per gallon at over 4,000 Sunoco locations and also gives access to Nationwide ATM.
You can use this gas station locator to find Sunoco locations along your travel route for your next road trip.
Disclosure: I was given gift cards for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.
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