Gas prices are on the rise again and most Americans feel helpless because putting fuel in their car is a necessity. Fortunately, Yahoo! Auto offered some tips for getting the lowest gas prices on Feb. 5.
Gas prices have increased an average of 17 cents a gallon over the last two weeks. Prices over $4 a gallon have been seen in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami already. Chris Falulkner is CEO of Breitling Oil & Gas, an independent Texas-based energy company, and understands that people get frustrated when gas prices creep up to these levels.
Faulkner estimates the gas prices are going to be even more expensive in the summer. However, he did offer a few tips everyone can follow to bring their own fuel costs down a bit.
He said fuel additives help the car run at peak performance, which is good for fuel efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found little evidence to prove fuel additives save gas. However, some did show a small improvement in gas mileage. Faulkner said this adds up over time.
Fill up in the suburbs instead of the city. Phone apps are available that direct you to the cheapest gas station near your current location.
The biggest tip Faulkner offered as to never get gas on a Thursday. He said that’s the day of the week most station owners raise prices in anticipation of the weekend.
Have you found any ways to save money on gas?