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Our cars need fuel to keep going, similar to how we need food. Just like when we are hungry and our bodies tell us that it is time to eat; our vehicles will alert us to when it is time to fuel up on gas.

If our vehicle’s fuel gauge lands on empty, we might end up being stranded on the side of the road. Therefore, it is ideal to have enough fuel in our vehicles to ensure a smooth, worry-free drive while traveling.

Whether it be going to the grocery store or work, it is never a bad idea to stop by a gas station to top up your fuel, that is, if your car is not already full.

When planning a long road trip, we always choose our routes based on knowing where all the gas stations are along the way, to avoid any hassle and to arrive promptly at our destinations.

However, gas prices go up-and-down, which can make budgeting for it difficult to do, so we are always looking for ways to save money while at the pumps.

Who knew that one way to save money on fuel is by using your smartphone? Well, there is that saying, “There’s an App for that” so we probably should have known… there’s an app for that.

Gas prices are always on the rise, which we have no control over, but there are apps you can use to save money, like, GasBuddy and Fuel Finder, which allow you to easily find the best deals in your area.

Sometimes, saving money comes down to how you choose to pay for your fuel. Check to see if your gas station offers a lower price if you pay with cash instead of a debit or credit card. The savings can range from around 10 to 15 cents a gallon, sometimes even more.

Lastly, if you are planning on a road trip in the near future, it is a good idea to check the prices in the different states you will be visiting prior to the trip. It is important to know that due to gasoline taxes, being different in each state, prices can vary significantly and you do not want to be caught off guard.

We may not be able to rely on the fuel pumps to give us gas at a decent price, but, we can always be prepared by using these ways to save money on gas.

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