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, That’s up 64 cents a gallon from a year ago, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Even more dismaying, some experts say gas prices in 2012 won’t decline.
Since we’re all trying to save a buck, here are 10 easy ways you can save money on gasoline:
1: Consider an “off brandâ€ 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 “brand nameâ€ gas versus “off brandâ€ gas and found no difference.
They tested samples of each type of gas for fuel economy; emissions; performance and drivability — and they were exactly the same. Unlike a few decades ago when cheaper gas was harmful to your car and its performance, that’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 that’s 10 cents or cheaper per gallon may be worth a try.