Granted, forecasters say this year's summer price hike isn't as high as in years' past. But with the national average hovering near $4 a gallon, gas can still take a sizable bite out of your travel budget.
But no need to stay home. We offer a handful of easy tips that can help keep your gasoline bill in check as you travel this summer. These include everything from keeping your tires inflated (increase your MPG by 3.3%) to using smart phone apps to find the cheapest gas nearby.
For example, did you know you can save money if you fill your tank before a certain day of the week? Watch this video to learn more, and hear other tips for saving money on gasoline this summer.
Happy trails, and be safe out there!
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