In the past months we have seen the price of

gasoline soar higher than ever before, and this can be hard on people

who have a budget that is tight. Even though gas prices have come down

a slight bit, you still will want to do everything you possibly can to

save on the money you have to pay out for gas. There are a variety of

ways that you can save gas, and save money.

Robert Gilliland, foreground, of Lakeland, Fla., poses for a photo with fellow carpoolers Mike Rogers, left, and Brian McKenzie, Thursday morning, Aug. 7, 2008 in Seffner, Fla. Thousands of commuters like Gilliland have also turned to the Internet to arrange shared rides as average gas prices hover around $4 a gallon. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tip#1 - Start Carpooling

Carpooling is a great idea for fellow students and fellow employees

both. If you can find people that are going to the same place you are

you can save gas by riding together. It may be a good idea to trade off

on who is driving from week to week so no one person gets stuck having

to drive all the time. If you have to take your children to school or

other functions you can also work on trading off with your friends and

neighbors to take them there.

Tip#2 - Public Transportation

If it is possible you can take public transportation to work

instead of driving your car. Not only will this save you money on gas,

but you will also be able to relax and not worry about having to drive

through all that rush hour traffic. You may even be able to fit in a

quick nap on your way to work or on your way home.

Tip#3 - Price Shop

Often it may be so convenient to buy your gas at the small gas

station just up the road, but to save some money on gas you may want to

check the prices at other gas stations that are nearby as well. Even if

the difference is only a few cents, after putting hundreds of gallons

of gas in you vehicle each year, those few cents are going to add up to

quite a sum of money.

Tip#4 - Get Moving

You can save some money on gas if you start walking to where you

are going, or you can ride a bike as well. You will not have to worry

about paying to park your car, and the exercise will be great for you

body. If you are walking or biking you will not have to worry about

those huge traffic jams either.

Tip#5 - Take Care of Your Car

It is always important to take care of your car so it gets the best

gas mileage possible. Also be sure to plan where you are going before

you go so you will not have to backtrack and waste gas. If you can, you

should use your air conditioning as little as possible because using it

takes more gas. Roll down your windows and you will use less gas.

Tip#6 - Check your Tires

It is important that you check the air pressure in your tires as

often as possible. If your tires are too low, or the pressure in them

is unequal it can make your car burn more gas. You should also be

careful how you drive. If you take off from every red light very fast

you are going to burn more fuel, so it is best to take off a little


These are a few tips that can help the money conscious person to

save money on gas. Even as gas prices drop, these tips can still help

you to save more money. Conservation is important, so take advantage of

these tips, save money, and save gas.

About The Author

Jackson Porter is a staff writer at and is an occasional contributor to several other websites, including