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Where is the Cheapest Gas in Billings?

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Gas prices are still climbing and are just a dime away from last year’s high!  Do you know where to find the cheapest gas in town?

The latest Lundberg Survey shows that gas prices have jumped 11 cents in the last two weeks to a nationwide average of $3.93 a gallon!  That puts quite a dent in the ol’ wallet!

So where can you save a few pennies?  According to GasBuddy.com, the lowest price in Billings can be found at Sam’s Club and Costco both at $3.48 a gallon.

Here’s some tips to help you get the most gas mileage out of your vehicle from waystoimprovegasmileage.com:

  • Reduce some of the dead weight and wind drag from your vehicle, such as your roof rack.  It lower your fuel consumption 2% per 100 pounds!
  • Cleaning your chassis. Cleaning off all of that dirt and grime regularly can gain 2% to 4% MPG fuel economy.
  • Don’t use extra-large tires if you can help it. You can improve your mileage 2% to 5%  by changing to normal sized light material wheels.
  • It’s vital to maintain the right air pressure in the tires. Under inflated tires will cause increased fuel consumption. The correct friction between the wheels and road can improve gas mileage by 2% to 3%.
  • Clean and change your filters regularly. Your car will use as much as 4% to 10% less gas.
  • Friction reducing oil additives can improve your fuel economy by much as 12%!
  • Turn off the AC and you could save 4% to 8% fuel.
  • Buying gas during the early morning or late evening can save you some cash.  Buy gas during the coolest time of the day when gas is densest. Gas stations charge byvolume and not densities. Avoid overfilling gas tank. Save 1% to 2%.
  • Tighten your gas cap correctly – More than 140 million gallons of fuel vanish every year in the US only thanks to incorrectly closed gasoline caps.  Improve mileage 1% to 2%.
  • How do you drive your car? This is the factor that has biggest effect on the level of fuel consumption and MPG! Try to choose alternative routes to avoid stop & go traffic. Turn off your engine when waiting in traffic. Always drive smoothly and slowly without unnecessary accelerations and breakings, it takes 25% more gas to drive at 70 mph than 55 mph! Possible mileage improvement: 5 to 25%.

Have gas prices effected your driving habits yet?  Let us know in our poll!

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