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Some small changes you can make to save some money while you pay for a new tank of gas

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Little Rock, Arkansas — Filling up your tank could empty your wallet, as U.S. gas prices reach new records. There are some steps you can take to save money.

According to experts, you should try to avoid letting your engine idle. It can eat up fuel, as can sudden starts and stops.

Another suggestion is to drive slowly. Speeding increases fuel consumption and decreases economy. Using cruise control can help you maintain speed and avoid acceleration, which eats up more gas.

Combine errands and follow an efficient route. Planning ahead is also key to conservation. With gas being cheaper in Arkansas than most states, AAA spokesperson Nick Chabarria has some advice.

“if you are traveling out of state taking a road trip, you’ll certainly save a few bucks by filling up at home rather than on the road,” Chabarria said.

Free mobile apps help make it easy to seek out the cheapest price near you. GasBuddy, Gas Guru, and Waze are among the most popular.
Meanwhile, some gas stations offer reward programs that turn points into discounts at the pumps.

Grocery stores like Kroger, offer discounts on gas based on how much you spend on groceries.

Many gas stations offer a cash discount that could result in big savings. If you’re paying with a card, consider one that offers cash back.

 

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