Gas prices: 10 ways you can save at the pump

Gas prices put extra strain on consumers, but several strategies can help offset the high price at the pump. Some of these tips give you more mileage from each gallon in your tank, while others tactics might help you simply drive fewer miles.

10. Slow down on highways

Besides being the law on this stretch of road, 55 miles per hour is a useful rule of thumb for good fuel economy., a publisher of information on car buying, says most vehicles reach peak fuel efficiency at speeds between between 45 and 55 miles per hour. Citing Energy Department figures, TrueCar says that for every five miles per hour in excess of 60 m.p.h., you lose 7 to 23 percent of fuel efficiency. Some commuters might save a gallon of gas a week this way.

1 of 10
of stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Unlimited digital access $11/month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.