Wednesday morning is the best time to buy gas – and other gas-buying tips
The cost of gas is ridiculously high and may go higher; something anyone with a car knows all to well. But, few may know there is a best time to purchase gas – Wednesday mornings.
If you can’t purchase gas on Wednesday mornings, or simply don’t need to, mornings between 8 and 10 a.m. is the best time of day to get gas because gas station managers and owners generally check their competition’s prices at that time.
As we approach the weekend gas prices tend to rise with the rise in people traveling, but hope is not entirely lost. Time has some other gas-saving tips to help you minimize the financial pain at the pump:
- Avoid gasoline with ethanol, whenever possible, because ethanol stores less energy than pure gasoline.
- Use the cheapest unleaded fuel that will allow your car to run well.
- Make sure your tires have the right amount of air in them.
- Avoid idling for more than a minute, even if that means turning off your engine while you wait for a traffic light to turn green.
- Coast as much as possible and avoid sudden starts and stops.
- Don’t weigh your car down with things you don’t need, especially rooftop carriers, which can cut your mileage by as much as 15%. In a test conducted by Consumer Reports, a rooftop carrier lowered the gas mileage of a Toyota Camry traveling at 65 mph from 35 miles per gallon to 29.
- If you are below 60 mph, turn off A/C and roll down your windows to save fuel. If you are driving 60 mph or faster, roll up your windows to reduce drag.
What other money-saving gas tips have served you well?