There’s nothing quite like a road trip. Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived, you might be tempted to throw a bag in your trunk, load up your favorite playlist, and hit the highway.
Unfortunately, gas prices have steadily risen over the last month. With no signs of prices slowing down soon, many Americans are eager to save at the pump and stretch their travel budget further.
Whether planning a weekend getaway or a cross-country road trip, these tips will help fuel your adventures without breaking the bank.
Ensure your tires are filled up to the manufacturer’s recommendations – you can check them on the inside door jamb. While at it, check that your engine’s air filter is clean.
Extra weight can take a serious toll on your gas tank. Heavy roof racks, storage compartments, campers, and toppers can make your vehicle less aerodynamic.
If the gauge shows a lower reading, this can result in an excessively rich engine running condition due to an excessive amount of fuel being added.
Vehicles that require higher octane fuel need that higher octane fuel to operate properly and preserve engine life.
If you’re hoping to cash in on great deals at the pump, see if your favorite gas station has a smartphone app. Many gas stations are starting to offer savings virtually.