Here are some tips:
- Before you leave home, check the internet. Websites like Gasbuddy.com and GasPriceWatch give you up to date gas prices at gas stations in your area and the difference can be as much as 10 cents which is a very significant savings.
- Move light - clean out the trunk of your car. Stuff that you don't need should be left at home because the junk in your trunk isn't helping your fuel economy.
- Check your tire pressure and make sure its properly inflated. Every 3 pounds under the recommended pressure your fuel efficiency drops by 1%.
- Have regular tune ups. A car in good shape will perform with better fuel efficiency.
- Drive at a steady pace. Erratic acceleration will cost your more fuel.
- Buy low octane - regular unleaded fuel is good enough unless you have a high performance vehicle.
- Pay with a credit card if you are getting back a rebate. Some places give you a gas card which could help you save on gas as well