Saving gas money on your spring break road trip

Share This Page

Hitting the highway on a road trip this spring? If you’re traveling on a budget, here are a few tips to help you save gas money.

  • Do some spring cleaning in your car and take out stuff you won’t need on your trip. Extra weight in the trunk can reduce fuel economy. 
  • Trying to find the cheapest gas,Image of car at gas station but don’t know the area? No problem. There are a number of sites and apps that can help you find the least expensive gas stations on-the-go.
  • Slooow down. Every five miles per hour over 60 costs you a quarter extra for a gallon of gas.
  • Turn off your engine if you’re parked and waiting — you’ll save fuel. That’s good for your wallet, and better for the environment.

Cha-ching, you just saved some change. Now you can spend that money on something fun during your trip.

These tips make sense whether you’re driving across the country or just across town. Check out our article to learn more on saving gas at the pump, on the road, at the garage, and while shopping. Enjoy your trip!

5 Ways to Save Money on Gas

Tagged with: car, saving money, travel
Blog Topics: 
Money & Credit


Overall, this recommendation is lacking importance elements. In addition you should be sure your air filter is fresh, not dirty and plugged. Maintenance is current, perhaps most important of all of these, Proper air inflation of the tires is Crucial. Low air pressure create excessive drag and friction which can reduce mileage considerably.

I agree with MrLambs. His suggestions will save a lot more gas than turning off the car while someone runs into McDonalds to use the restroom

Thank you for your comments. As suggested in the blog post, you can find additional tips — including advice on proper tire inflation — in our article, “Saving Money on Gas.”

I got it's useful!

Leave a Comment

Comment Policy

Read Our Privacy Act Statement

It is your choice whether to submit a comment. If you do, you must create a user name, or we will not post your comment. The Federal Trade Commission Act authorizes this information collection for purposes of managing online comments. Comments and user names are part of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) public records system, and user names also are part of the FTC’s computer user records system. We may routinely use these records as described in the FTC’s Privacy Act system notices. For more information on how the FTC handles information that we collect, please read our privacy policy.