The rise and fall of gas prices continues as consumers hit the pumps waiting to see what they will pay for a gallon of gas. When it comes to filling the tank, payday loans have been known to meet the needs of someone who is low on fuel. The past few years of uncertainty has made being a car owner a little more difficult due to the high cost of gas.
Short-term loans come in handy when there is an unexpected trip to the dentist or a car repair. But as of late, consumers have turned to direct payday lenders online to help meet their needs when it comes to keeping up with the cost of getting from point A to point B. If you aren’t driving a hybrid or other type of car that is made for fuel economy, it’s important to know how to turn a gas guzzler into a sipper and keep your budget from going into the tank!
Consider the following tips when trying to conserve gas and get more mileage for your money. It’s the little things that add up and save you money in the long run:
*Be strategic when running errands- Plan your errands carefully so you driving back and forth and all over town. Try to shop at stores that are located in the same vicinity, finishing up your “to-do” list in one trip. Do you grocery shopping, banking, and dry-cleaning in the same shopping center if possible. Be sure to ask the members of your family if there are any errand they need taken care of as well. You can piggyback on those as well. Park your car in a shaded area to prevent gas evaporation. Not only will you save money on gas, you will get some exercise too! Did you know that parking outward, with the nose of your car forward, also saves gas? Saving a buck or two by doing this can really add up and may prevent you from needing a fast cash payday loan just to fill the tank.
*Be more fuel efficient on the highway- Maintaining a consistent speed while on the highway is a great way to save money in gas. If you are in the position to use cruise control, you will have an easier time staying at the same speed. (On a side note- cruise control can help prevent you from going over the speed limit.) Refrain from breaking too much on the highway as well. While increasing and decreasing speed is an obvious and necessary part of driving, it’s not good to “ride the brakes” when on the highway and/or freeway. If you have access to toll roads, you can utilize them on your daily commute as well in an effort to lessen the stop-and-go of your daily driving. Purchase a monthly pass to avoid having to stop and pay at the toll booth. You may even get a discount for buying one.
*Make sure your tires are properly inflated- Safety is the first and most important reason to have your tires inflated properly but did you know that correctly inflated tires can increase your car’s fuel efficiency by as much as two miles per gallon? That can add up to quite a bit if you do a lot of driving. It’s imperative that you know the PSI (pounds per square inch) of your particular tires as it varies depending on the type and size of the tire(s). Under-inflated tires can cause car accidents and worn out tires can result in blow out’s. Create a routine of checking your tires and always check then before you go on a trip or long drive. The cost of tires may require seeking the help of payday loan lending in which case you can get the cash you need and have new and safe tires as soon as possible.
Aside from tires, it’s make sure your car’s air filter is working properly, that your fuel cap is on tightly when you gas up, and that you are not carrying around too much weight in your car from unnecessary cargo (I don’t mean passengers of course!). While some of these things may seem odd or minimal, by changing your driving behaviors, you can save money and get the most for what you pay for at the pump. Emergencies may be lessened as well as the need for payday loan lending help.