How to save money, fuel

SAN DIEGO – With California’s average gas prices hitting a new record high, drivers are looking for ways to save on commuting.

Pr. On November 15, the average price in the state for a gallon is $ 4,682 compared to the national average of $ 3.41, according to American Automobile Association. It is a new gas price record for the state and comes just a day after the state saw a record high of $ 4,676 per gallon. gallon Sunday.

In San Diego County, gas prices remained below the highest recorded average for the region, currently costing drivers a local average of $ 4,629, AAA reported Monday.

Performing routine maintenance on vehicles and removal of stock can increase fuel efficiency.

“The heavier the vehicle, the more you pay to drive it around,” said Doug Shupe, a spokesman for AAA Southern California. “Adjust your distractions – avoid these jackrabbit starters and adhere to speed limits – not just for safety – but the faster you drive, the more fuel you burn.”

On State Farm website, the insurance company offers other tips for saving on gas, including:

  • Keeps the tires rotated and inflated to ideal pressure: It helps evenly distribute the wear on your tires.
  • Slide into your stops: Take your foot off the accelerator pedal earlier and let your car gear down before applying the brake.
  • Combine short trips: Travel in a sequence instead of going back to save time and gas.
  • Keep your car aerodynamic: Reducing resistance, especially at high speeds, affects your car’s fuel efficiency. Keep windows and moonroof closed on the highway.
  • Use the highest possible gear: Driving at high speeds in lower gears burns too much fuel.
  • Avoid excessive idling: Turn off the engine if you have to wait in your parked vehicle for more than a minute or two. Only start up again when you are ready to continue driving.
  • Share on tour: Ask friends and colleagues who live near you, or go to the same places you do to share a trip.

Another way to save money on fuel is through Gas buddy, a technology company that tracks real-time prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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