Download an app like GasBuddy or Local Gas Prices to help you locate the lowest prices in your area.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
For many, summer time means fun road trips to the beach and other relaxing vacation destinations. The team at St. John’s Insurance Agency is offering Florida residents some great gas saving tips so their time in the car is a lot more enjoyable and a lot less rough on their wallets.
Here are some ways to cut down on your gas usage this summer:
- Don’t over pack. The heavier your car is, the more you have to accelerate and the more gas you burn. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your fuel economy is reduced by about 2% for every 100lbs you add to the vehicle.
- Slow down. Driving fast won’t really get you there that much quicker and it also increases your fuel consumption. What’s the hurry, anyway? Ease up on the gas pedal and know that by driving safely, you’re also reducing the chances of a speeding ticket or having to make a claim on your FL car insurance.
- Keep your car well maintained. Taking care of your vehicle keeps everything running smoothly as well as cutting the amount of gas you use. Use the correct type of fuel, keep your engine tuned and make sure your tires are properly inflated and aligned…it can increase gas mileage by up to 3%!
- Use cruise control. If you’re on pretty even road for an extended period of time, cruise control will help keep your speed nice and even and prevent unnecessary acceleration.
- There’s an app for that. When you’re on the road, you need something mobile to help you find the best gas prices, especially if you don’t know the area well. Download an app like GasBuddy or Local Gas Prices to help you locate the lowest prices in your area.
There are several other ways to save on gas this summer, but these tips will lay an excellent foundation for road-trippers. Drivers are also reminded to update their FL car insurance before hitting the road for a long trip.
About St. Johns Insurance Agency:
St. Johns Insurance Agency is an independent Florida insurance agency dedicated to providing top rate personal insurance coverage all over the Sunshine State. As an independent insurance brokerage, St. Johns Insurance Agency has access to many insurance carriers, allowing the coverage provider to offer the best rates throughout Ponte Vedra Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville and beyond!