Oil companies have been taking advantage of global tensions and supply chain issues by raising the price at the pump – so badly that Congress had to propose a bill to fight rising gas prices.
With the summer travel season approaching and AAA reporting a national average gas price of $4.95 a gallon, here are some tips to help save gas money.
If a summer road trip is on the docket, pre-planning can save money. Knowing how far you’re traveling can help you estimate how much to budget for gas, for example, or eat at more affordable restaurants.
But what about spur-of-the-moment trips?
Many gas stations and even some grocery stores have loyalty programs that provide gas savings as you spend. Something as simple as giving a phone number could save you $0.03 per gallon on gas. It may not seem like much, but it adds up.
Even though gas companies continue to increase their profits by raising prices at the pump, it doesn’t mean that summer travel plans need to be canceled. With a little forethought, tools and tips, affordable summer exploration is waiting just down the road.