When we lived in Michigan, there was a weekly price cycle at the gas pumps. The price would start its upward move on Thursday and peak for the weekend. Monday would kick off a drop and the price would bottom out Wednesday. Filling up midweek resulted in the lowest average cost of fuel.
Now that we are living in north central Ohio, the cycle is different. The lowest weekly price is on Sunday or Monday.
Keep an eye on the gas price cycle in your hometown. Filling up, whether you need it or not, on the day that the price bottoms out will save you money.
Keeping your tank full of low price gas, will let you coast through high prices when Holidays roll around. The price will also be high when there are festivals or other major events in your town.
If you reduce the average price you pay per gallon your annual savings will pile up. Best of all your cost per mile driven will go down.
Use the available web sites to help you find out which gas stations near you consistently have low prices. The one I use is msn local gas prices. Just enter your zip code and it gives you a list of the local gas stations. They are in order with the lowest prices on top. Plus there is a locater map so you can figure a route to do your errands and hit the best gas bargain right along the way.
Doing your price checking on line does not use up expensive gasoline.
Plan your commute or shopping trip so you can pass by the low price gas station. Buy your gas when you reach your target gas station on your right hand side, for easy in and out access.
Driving miles out of your way to save three cents a gallon will cost you money for the extra miles, time and wear on your vehicle.
Buying gas in the cool of the morning really does not help. Gasoline stored underground in double walled tanks changes temperature very very slowly. The best time to buy is when the price is low and you are driving by the station anyway.
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