10 ways to find cheap gas
With gas prices stuck in the stratosphere, you can save hundreds of dollars a year by using these tips and tricks to buy your gas for less.
When gasoline was relatively cheap, few people bothered to seek out the best deals. Who wanted to run all over town or take a chance on a no-name station just to save a few bucks?
Now that your car's fuel bill is taking a bigger bite of your paycheck, though, you may want to rethink. The reality is that, with a minimal amount of effort and knowing a few things about the gas business, the typical driver can easily save a couple of hundred bucks a year by seeking out cheaper gas.
The more you drive, the bigger your savings. Todd Larson of Shorewood, Minn., drives 800 to 1,000 miles a week covering a five-state territory for a rotisserie manufacturer. Given that gas prices can vary 25 cents or more a gallon in many areas, Larson can save $500 to $800 a year just by being a little savvier about where he buys.
"Even if you only save four or five cents, it adds up," Larson said.
Here are some easy places to look for savings: