On Total Debt Freedom’s Facebook Wall, we asked you what you wanted to read on our blog. You came back with some great answers, and here are some of the results! Thanks to Jodi Thompson, Tim Trobacher and Mike Cowley for shouting out the need to look at how to save on gas! It’s one of the most annoying (and constantly rising) costs for us regular Canadians.
Here are 4 great tips for saving on gas that you can use all year long:
1. Upkeep is better than a major fix
While getting your oil changed on a regular basis should be a no-brainer, a lot of us assume our cars are running great – and will continue to do so. Rather than getting hit with some major damage control when everything goes up in smoke, keep up with regular repairs to minimize your costs for fuel, fixes and more.
2. Tires for each season
Be sure your tires are ready for the season. Keep them filled with the recommended tire pressure and be sure to switch out of those bulky winter tires when the cold/wet/icy/snowy Canadian winters leave us for good. The more suited your wheels are to the season, the better responsiveness and mileage you’ll get out of your vehicle.
3. Gas apps that help you save big
As gas prices keep rising, the app store is filling up with more handheld tools to help you save those extra dollars. Use your smartphone to check out apps like Gas Cubby, Gas Hog, Gas Buddy or FuelFinder to see the best places to get gas, routes to avoid, track your mileage or see when gas prices are expected to fall.
4. Other options
Sometimes the greenest notions help you save the most green. While it’s definitely convenient to drive your car, what about public transit, bikes, carpools or your two feet? Explore alternate transit options to save gas, make the world a little greener and even save yourself more money along the way!
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