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What Are You Doing to Save on Gas?

Your Two Cents: What Are You Doing to Save on Gas?

TeamSugar member WhiplashGirlchild crosses state lines to refill her tank because gas is so much less expensive that way, and her smart habit got me wondering about the other ways some of you are saving on gas. With gas prices averaging $4 nationwide, are you consciously driving less, taking public transportation more, have you purchased a more fuel-efficient car, or doing something else to save on gas?


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mamaof03 mamaof03 9 years
I ride my bike to work. I live 4.4 miles from my place of employment. I carry a back pack with a change of clothes, once I arrive at work I towel off, get changed and get to work. The health benifit's and savings are worth it.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
these prices are insane!!!!!!! we just got to $4 and we spend so much money to get gas but we cannot even go sumwhere we want to go....basically only to work and back, but all yer paycheck goes to pay for wut is the point....GRRR
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
And when i get my car I'm def. not paying for gas!
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
My dad goes to everyday. My dad drives an F-150 and has the nerve to complain about gas but is not doing anything to help his pocket. I suggested he sell his truck and get something more fuel efficient but of course he blew me off!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
haydee haydee 9 years
We fall in line at Costco gas since it's always 10cents cheaper. I also try to be fuel efficient by driving at 70mph on cruise control on the freeway. Accdg to my car manual, that's when it's most fuely efficient
squeakyfrommage squeakyfrommage 9 years
I also ride my bike for short trips - I have a good sized basket for grocery shopping.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
the good thing is that i live in NYC so i can take the subway or walk to just about everywhere that i want to go. when i'm in NJ at my mom's house, i try to limit the trips that i take in my car, or try to combine trips so that i'm not using as much gas. it's really getting out of control how much it costs now, and unfortunately, my job doesn't compensate more for the rising price in gas, so i have less money to spend on it.
talknerrdytome talknerrdytome 9 years
I don't normally drive conservatively. I have an SUV and I always assumed that my gas mileage was low and that was that. I've always gotten e-mails and read articles about small changes you can make to your driving habits to save on gas, and this week I've been trying them out. I used to go through half a tank each week just driving to and from work. Since Monday, I've been slowing down, stepping lighter on the pedals and rolling down the windows instead of using the A/C. The result? It's been 4 days and the needle is still near full on my gas gauge. I guess sometimes it really does pay to listen!
emalove emalove 9 years
My car gets GREAT gas mileage, thankfully, but I am trying not to drive places that I don't need to go.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
All of the above! My car already gets pretty good gas mileage, but I'm definitely driving it less. I take a bus for my 40 mile commute and group my errands into as few trips as possible...and seriously, I do not give a darn about the brand name gasoline, give me the "cheap" stuff!
verily verily 9 years
I have a fuel efficient car and I strive to drive less. I used to make weekly shopping trips to my favorite grocery store that's about a 20 minute drive away, and I've cut it back to every other week plus combining the drive with other errands.
ladydaytrippin ladydaytrippin 9 years
My husband takes public transportation to and from work and we both drive less.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
I drive a hybrid car and take public transporation when it's feasible. But it's not to save money. It's because I care about the environment and hate to see us so dependent on foreign countries for a resource. I am glad gas prices are going up since it seems to be the only way to motivate U.S. citizens to conserve. Honest, I couldn't tell you what gas goes for in my neighborhood. You can't do anything about the price, so why obsess over it? People are always going to moan about gas prices. They complained when it was $1 and they'll complain when it's $10. People fixate on this one cost of living because it's one of the few things we always buy in the same unit (a gallon, whereas we buy milk in quarts, gallons, half gallons, etc) and one of the few things we buy by itself (again, as opposed to milk, which may be 1 of 20 things on your receipt) so it's easy to keep tabs on the cost.
lilv lilv 9 years
combining trips and driving less. i've been enjoying my place and trying to learn to cook more dishes
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I keep an eye out for cheap gas and fill up. I know everyone usually gets regular, especially now, but I get more miles on my little efficient car with premium and I try to keep the a/c off as much as I can stand so I do not burn more gas.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
Options 1 AND 4.
kayla74 kayla74 9 years
I don't volunteer to drive when we go out like I used to. I have a few friends whose company pays for their gas so I let them drive. Living in Dallas is very difficult when it comes to alternative ways to get around (i.e. public transportation, bikes).
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
staying home as much as possible. Lately we have all had lots of doctor appt's and my doctors in particular are 30 min away. We live about 20-30 min from everything so that makes it tough. Moving isn't an option though. So, we only do "trips" to shop, mall, etc...once a week, maybe twice if necessary. Or I arrange my shopping on days I have to be out like when I have my acupuncture appointment. Get it all done in one shot.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I research where the cheapest gas is (but it still has to be a major brand for my car :( ), and I also ghetto it up and put my car in neutral as much as I can haha.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I drive less and bike more. I live in the city so I don't have to drive to do everything. Unfortunately I always get jobs not in the city somehow.
Soozicee Soozicee 9 years
I'm so lucky that my company pays for my gas!
jJuliet jJuliet 9 years
All of the above. I bought a hybrid last year.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
In order to drive less, I plan my errands, grocery shopping and everything else I have to do in one day. Also, I've been considering using mass transit while my son is at camp. I would only drive on weekends.
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
I downsized from a Honda Pilot to a Nissan Rogue. Also, when I run errands I try and plan out a route that's quick.
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