Stretch Your Gas Dollar To Lessen Your Pain At The Pump

Gasoline prices are presently hurting a lot of people at the pump. With gasoline currently averaging around $3.70 a gallon in Arkansas and $4.32 nationally, it’s a strain on many households. Additionally, the worst inflation in 40 years makes it a double whammy. More people are now living paycheck-to-paycheck than they were at the start of this year. What can you do to relieve some of your financial pain at the gas pump?

Avoid Indy 500 fast starts and aggressive driving, which can burn up to 30% more gasoline.

Idle for less than a minute. If you’re at the ball park or grocery store parking lot, for example, turn your car off instead of idling for 10 or 15 minutes, because it takes less gasoline to start your car than it does to idle for longer than one minute.

Keep your tires properly inflated. Underinflated tires not only shortens the life of your tires, it also reduces your miles per gallon by 4% for every five pounds of underinflation.

Avoid extra weight in your car. For every 100 pounds of tools, boxes and other odds and ends in your vehicle, it costs you one mile per gallon of your fuel efficiency.

For additional gas saving tips, check out our gas saving flyer here