Is the price of gas getting you down?

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Real Estate Agent with 512-771-6318 Austin Home Girls Realty

Betina at Loveland PassThe high price of gas is hurting everyone except the oil companies. Nobody wants to stay home all summer. This is high drive time and the chance for most families to get out on vacation. When I was a child, that meant road-trip! We drove everywhere: Florida, New Orleans, Kansas, New Mexico, Vermont, and Colorado to name a few. Those are precious memories for me. So in order to help you build some memories of your own here are a few tips to help you save gas. I hope these tips help you have an enjoyable summer and a fuller wallet!

1. Reduce your speed. Driving conservatively saves gas.

2. Fill up your tank in the early morning when its cooler. Heat causes expansion, so the volume of the gallon of gas you buy at high noon is not as much as the tank you buy it at 7:00am. It makes sense if you think about it. The gas companies measure a gallon of gas at the temperature of 70 degrees. In Texas I ask you when is it ever 70 degrees in the summer?!?

3. When you fill up the tank, keep it full. The more surface of the gas that is exposed to air, the more quickly it will evaporate. Don't drive around with a half full tank, top it off!

4. Go online to search for the best price. There are several sites to help you find the best price in your town.

5. Make your trips count. Don't make special trips to go to the store or pick up dry-cleaning. Plan your outings so you can do multiple errands on the same trip.

6. When possible ride your bike or walk if its a short trip.

7. Buy a hybrid car or a more fuel efficient vehicle. Some dealers give you free gas for a year or a rebate for purchasing a new vehicle.

8. Carpool with a friend or co-worker.

Betina

www.BetinaForeman.com

 

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We have the point now that we just walk down the street for groceries light enough to carry back, we make it a fun family walk, have a great week.

Jul 30, 2008 12:47 PM #1
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I just bought gas at the Shamrock on Brodie & slaughter for $1.64!!!! WOW!!!

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