With gas prices so high I was glad to find this article by Edmunds: What Really Saves Gas? And How Much?
Edmunds actually tested the different theories of how to save on gas consumption and the results were interesting. I have tried to incorporate what I can.
I have also heard that gas prices are higher right before the weekend – I am keeping my eye on prices this week to see if that really plays out. The other tip I have read is to fill your car in the cool of the morning because gas condenses when cool – makes some sense but still not sure there is much to gain there.
It is also important to identify where the cheapest gas station is in your area. The best way is probably just to take a mental note of prices as you drive around but you can also get some clues from online sites like gasbuddy.com.
Finally, the most straightforward way to save on gas is to use less. Try to consolidate all errands keeping in mind the shortest route. If you have two cars, try to use the car with the better gas mileage for errands and for longer trips.