It is clear that gas price will eventually rise rapidly, despite the surprising price drops in recent years. Oil reserves won’t last forever and it is only a matter of time before gas will be least affordable. With current price drops, it is important for us to start instilling good oil usages, so we will be better equipped to deal with the eventual price increases. In this case, we should create a fuel log and we should record any gas purchase. This is a habit that we need to develop if we want to better control the overall fuel costs. It is important to regularly monitor the location of the cheapest gas station. Today’s cheapest station may no longer be cheap in few months.
It is a good idea to use the log properly, so we are able to check the driving pattern to make sure that we have cut down on the overall fuel costs. It is true that modern cars are known as being more efficient, but it doesn’t mean that we could freely burn oil. It is also important to maintain a proper level of maintenance to make sure that we still have proper level of gas efficiency. If we go to the gas station more frequently, this could indicate that our car needs to be services. We shouldn’t hesitate to always perform proper maintenance, so we won’t spend money needlessly.
It is important that we choose the fresh gasoline by going to a busy gas station. Stations with fewer consumers will store gas longer in their underground tank. It means that the gas can be more contaminated and this will foul our fuel system. The less efficient working operation could mean higher gasoline bills for us. There’s one important tip that we need to consider. We should turn the hose nozzle a complete 180 degree to make sure that we drain each drop of gas into our tank. In fact, it is possible to get an extra half cup of gasoline by doing this task. We would save a lot of money, if we perform this simple ritual each time we fill the tank.
One thing that we need to consider is whether we have put the right octane into our tank. Many cars could work well with 97-octane gasoline. In many cases, cars don’t require very high octane number if they are properly maintained. The amount of money that we spend from switching to higher octane could be quite high in one year, so it is better to make sure that the car is properly maintained. It is a good idea to replenish the gas tank when it is almost half full. This will prevent dirt and sludge from our fuel tank from fouling the system and making our car less efficient.
The overall gas price can be somewhat lower in recent years, however we should take the opportunity instil new habits, instead of wasting gas unnecessarily.