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How to Save Money on High Current Oil Prices

Jul 1, 2008
The recent surge in current oil prices has led consumers to embark on a search for the various methods to achieve greater fuel economy in their vehicles. While there is close to nothing the average the average consumer can do to reduce current oil prices, there are in fact many measures he can adopt to save spending on fuel. This article teaches you how to save money on high current oil prices.

First of all, it is important for you to minimize the usage of your car. Most car owners drive wherever they go, even to the mart that is located within walking distances of their homes. Instead of driving, adopt alternative modes of transportation such as walking or cycling. Such methods are free and provide the added advantage of allowing you to get some exercise in addition to saving fuel. Over the long run, you would find yourself enjoying substantial savings by using such methods of travel.

If you need to travel long distances each day, you would find it extremely economical to form a car pooling network with people who are travelling to the vicinity of your destination. Car pooling provides one of the most effective ways through which consumers are able to both enjoy the benefits of car travel while not putting too much a strain on their pockets. Usually, the maintenance and fuel cost is split from amongst the individuals that make up the car pool. The result is substantially lower costs for all concerned parties.

It would also be a good idea to perform regular checks on your car. A poorly maintained vehicle is known to consume much more fuel as compared to a well-maintained one. Of particular importance would be the vehicle's filters and tires. Dirty and poorly maintained filters are known to increase fuel usage by as much as 25%. Change these when necessary. Also make sure that your tires have the right amount of air as you could save as much as 30% of fuel consumption with tires that are sufficiently inflated.

Lastly, shop around for the best fuel prices near you. It would not be a good idea for anyone to be overpaying for fuel given the already high prices of oil in the market today. A helpful tool to help you with this search would be http://www.gasbuddy.com which provides a guide to gas prices in the United States and Canada. Simply indicate your location and a price list of the various grades of fuel offered by gas stations in your vicinity would be presented instantly to you. You would then be able to locate the cheapest source of fuel in your vicinity the next time you require a fuel top up for your vehicle.

There are many methods one can take to save money on fuel given the current high oil prices. While the average consumer has no ability to effect a change in global oil prices, he has the ability to adopt measures which would allow him to lower his vehicle's fuel consumption. This would in turn allow him to be able to achieve greater savings.
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Lewis Hopewell provides valuable advice at http://howtosavemoneyongasoline.com where you can learn to save on high fuel oil prices. Click Here to get his FREE gas saving eBook while it's still available.
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