This summer, gasoline may cost over 3 bucks a gallon! According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the price is going up for several reasons including a weak U.S. dollar, rising crude oil prices, and all this cold winter weather--Because crude oil that would normally be used to make gasoline is heating our homes instead-- So, what does this mean to you? We won't have enough gasoline set aside when summer rolls around--And with people wanting to buy more gasoline than there is available, the price will simply go up. It's the law of supply and demand. But here are some tips for getting better gas mileage this summer or anytime of the year:
- Empty your trunk. Carrying around a bowling ball and your brother-in-law's golf clubs is like driving an extra person everywhere with you. And 100 pounds of junk equals 1 less mile per gallon--
- Slow down: Each 5 miles per hour over 60 is like adding a dime to the cost of a gallon of gas. Avoid quick starts and frequent passing.
- Another way to save gas--Check traffic before you leave: Idling in traffic equals 0 miles per gallon. Try checking your state's Department of Transportation website--