Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Save Gas and Money

Here are some tips for saving money on gas while making money Mystery Shopping:
Courtesy of Beyond Hello-The Mirror
Everyone’s feeling the pinch of high gas prices, but there are a few things you can do to slightly ease the pain:

Stay on track. Map out an efficient route to combine your shopping assignments with errands to minimize driving. Saving 8 miles per day in a car that gets 20 miles per gallon can save you $600 per year!

Watch the clock. Leave early enough to reach your destination on time without driving aggressively. Driving over the speed limit and “jackrabbit” starts and stops use more gas.

Downsize. If you have more than one vehicle, drive the smaller one whenever you can.

Put your car on a diet. Remove anything unnecessary that adds excess weight to your car (get the junk out of the trunk and take off the luggage carrier when you’re not using it). An extra 100 pounds can reduce fuel economy by 2%. A loaded roof rack can reduce it by 5%!

For more ideas, visit these government web sites:

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1 comment:

Kristen Andrews said...

great tips! who wouldn't love to save a buck right now!