In fact, gas prices have edged higher in the past two weeks in October, with the average price for regular gasoline now at $3.46 per gallon, Thatâ€™s up 64 cents a gallon from a year ago, according to AAAâ€™s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Even more dismaying, some experts say gas prices in 2012 wonâ€™t decline.
Since weâ€™re all trying to save a buck, here are 10 easy ways you can save money on gasoline:
1: Consider an â€śoff brandâ€ť gasoline station.
You may be used to buying gas only from Chevron, ExxonMobil, or some other well-known oil company. But many experts will tell you that gas is gas. For example, experts at AAA in California did blind testing of â€śbrand nameâ€ť gas versus â€śoff brandâ€ť gas and found no difference.
They tested samples of each type of gas for fuel economy; emissions; performance and drivability â€“ and they were exactly the same. Unlike a few decades ago when cheaper gas was harmful to your car and its performance, thatâ€™s not the case today. Why? Regulations requiring cleaner, better-performing fuel apply to nearly all gas companies. So that no-name station offering gas thatâ€™s 10 cents or cheaper per gallon may be worth a try.