Friday, June 15, 2007

Gas $$ Saving Tip #11

Today's tip will require some "outside reading," so we saved it for a Friday. The tip for today is actually a two-for-one special.

The first tip is Use the Lowest Octane Gasoline Your Car Can Handle. Some, because they have more expensive vehicles, feel as if they have to use premium gasoline. While you should, of course, check your owner's manual or the manufacturer's website, most cars can take regular gasoline. At most stations, that means a savings of 15-20 cents per gallon.

Now, can you take this a step further? Our second tip is one you need to decide for yourself, because it will take some math. It is Decide if Ethanol Blends are Right for You. To give you some help in figuring out the math, read the following article. It is from The Simple Dollar, and is called, "Ethanol Blends: Are They Worth It In Your Tank?"

What, you say? You want all the other tips for this week again? Okay, here they are:

Monday: Tip #7

Tuesday: Tip #8

Wednesday: Tip #9

Thursday: Tip #10

Eleven down, 10 to go. We hope these tips are helping you feel less pain at the pump.