To their surprise, many drivers nationwide were still paying more than $3 for a gallon of gas this summer. Mike Pina, director of public relations for AAA, attributed the spike to a temporary drop in refinery capacity. Although gas prices have fallen, they’re still on the high side and siphoning much needed money from your cash flow. Here’s how to get the most bang for your gas buck:
Download AAA’s Gas Watcher’s Guide at www.aaa.com/publicaffairs for money-saving tips.
Log on to www.gasbuddy.com for a listing of gas stations that charge less.
Map out your travel route to avoid wasting fuel. Go to www.fuelcostcalculator.com.
Consolidate your trips.
Keep abreast of gas prices (log on to www.eia.doe.gov).